From Canyons to Casinos: Bryce, Zion & the Las Vegas strip

Trip Region: United States
Country(ies): Southern Utah (Southwest US)
Partners Trek? Yes
Cost: $1404
Airfare Estimate: $200
Structure:   •   Lodging:   •   Nightlife: 3   •   Activity: 5

Trek Description:

Adventure awaits in the majestic landscapes of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park! Enjoy free time in both areas to explore at your own pace, marveling at the hoodoos, rivers, cliffs, and natural wonders that abound. But wait – there’s more excitement to be had. Head to Las Vegas for two nights of fun in the City of Sin. Remember: What happens here stays here. From the peaceful trails of Utah’s national parks to the neon lights of the strip, you’ll get the best of both worlds on this 8-day trip!

Day 1 — Thursday, Aug 17

Rob Squiers

Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Pre-MBA life: Naval Officer and Cleantech Startup
Post-MBA plans: Startup Operations / VC

Why should you join my trek?
This is the perfect combination of physical exertion and the reward of Vegas at the end. Utah is crazy beautiful and Vegas is… well, Vegas. If you are looking for two unique trips in one that are not going to require you to take out a second mortgage, this is the trip for you.

Nate Hinesley

Hometown: Chardon, Ohio (Suburb of Cleveland)
Undergrad: West Virginia University
Pre-MBA life: Did Army stuff
Post-MBA plans: Strategy Consulting

Why should you join my trek?
The last couple days of this trip are going to be a business study on the effectiveness of Las Vegas establishments on separating people from their money and I will be in the notes as Fool #1. Nothing like having academic study credit already in the books when you show up for class right? (Disclaimer: no credits will actually be had)

More seriously, nothing like a couple good hike days wrapped up with a pool party in Vegas so come begin your MBA experience with us.

Ziyi Liu

Hometown: California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Quebec
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
Pre-MBA life: Construction, Real Estate, and Sustainability
Post-MBA plans: Strategy Consulting and Sustainability

Why should you join my trek?
Join us as we visit two of the best national parks in the US – Zion and Bryce are absolutely stunning and there’s no better way to know your fellow classmates than on the trails and under the Utah night sky. Then go to Vegas to enjoy all that it has to offer with the same folks. Look forward to getting to know you and having a great group together to kickoff the MBA experience.