Excursion Registration

How can I Register for Glen Canyon Field School courses?

Field Institute classes are open only to adults age of 18 and above.  All course fees include meals.
After completing the online registration process, we will email you within 48 hours additional forms that will need to be filled out and submitted to complete the registration process.

NOTE: Sales tax will not be charged to registrants due to 501(c)(3) status of Glen Canyon Natural History Association.

A Note on Houseboat Based Trip Occupancy

Travel by houseboat provides the optimum viewing platform when visiting Glen Canyon. A fully stocked kitchen, on-board bathrooms, and private bedrooms offer guests the comforts of home while the pleasures of the wilderness beckon just outside. Spend a day hiking and exploring the beauty of Lake Powell and its many canyons, then return to the convenience of freshly prepared meals and a warm shower or a swim in the crystal clear waters just off deck. Relaxation and adventure go hand in hand.

The houseboats operated on Glen Canyon Field School trips follow a layout allowing for best accommodation of participants. Each houseboat holds a maximum of six passengers. The two upper cabins will comfortably house two occupants while the two lower berths cater to single registrants. Boats are best filled with three different combinations of participants including: a total of four single occupants, a total of three groups of shared occupants, or two single and two shared occupants. To meet the needs of passengers, registration is limited to these three possible configurations for a trip to sail. A second boat may be added in the event of trip overflow and waiting lists are offered for each trip.

Be Prepared!

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a paradise for many visitors each year. While enjoying the sights and sensations of this wonderful landscape, it may be easy to forget YOU ARE IN A DESERT! Arid environments present a number of exposure related hazards easily avoided by careful trip planning.

  • Hydration is essential to desert recreation and exploration. Drinking one gallon of water per day will help prevent illness during activity.

  • Cover up. Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats and light weight long sleeves are all beneficial for preventing damage from sun exposure.

  • Watch the weather before and during a trip. Deserts can reach extreme highs and lows in temperature, so it's important to bring the right clothes and dress in layers. Storms can be quick and ferocious. Pack the right gear and be observant of changing conditions.

Above all, respect your limits. Do not push yourself and alert others if you are injured or unwell.


Discover Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Photographic Adventures with Gary Ladd

Oct. 20 - Oct. 26, 2019

Glen Canyon possesses unrivaled beauty on both land and water. Explore the shores and hidden canyons with renowned photographer and geologist, Gary Ladd. Travel by houseboat to weathered sandstone ridges, fantastic stone structures, and tranquil coves to discover some of Lake Powell’s more remote treasures. Enjoy small class sizes and expert firsthand instruction accompanied by daily scenic hiking opportunities. - for a complete description, visit the Discover Glen Canyon page.

Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2019
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Nov. 8 - Nov. 11, 2019
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If you're registering two participants and you plan on sharing a berth, use promo code RIDE2 at checkout for a discount on your trip!


Have a group of 5 or 6 and you'd like to register together? Please contact us by email at fieldschool@glencanyonnha.org or by phone at 928.640.3900. We will be happy to complete the registration process with you and waive the online credit card processing fee.

Each houseboat features two upper berths designed for two occupants and two lower berths with limited storage for single occupants. Each houseboat will accommodate a maximum of six registrants and sails with a minimum of four. Register above and you will be issued a partial refund if the trip makes more than 4 registered occupants. For more info on registrant based occupancy rates, visit the Discover Glen Canyon NRA page.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration payments are fully refundable, less a $35 processing fee, if cancellation takes place at least 30 days before the course. No refunds will be made for cancellations received fewer than 30 days before the start of the course. Glen Canyon Field School reserves the right to cancel a course up to 30 days before the first class day. If we cancel, you will receive a full refund.

We regret that we cannot make exceptions to the refund policy for any reason, including, but not limited to, illness, travel delays, emergencies, or weather. We strongly urge you to take out accident, baggage, and trip cancellation insurance through a travel agent. Travel insurance can help protect you against financial loss if you must cancel or interrupt your trip.