Story Land & Sea®

2018 Does God Exist?
Canyon Lands Trip
with John Clayton

WHERE: Leaving from and returning to Flagstaff, Arizona
WE WILL BE VISITING: Sunset Crater, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Lake Powell. Meteor Crater, The Painted Desert, and the Petrified Forest. Lectures by John Clayton and Alan Doty will be conducted onboard the coach as we travel from one site to the next. Then in-the-field visits will be made to the places discussed.

The Canyon Lands Experience

Announcing our Canyon Lands with John Clayton Tour, September 10, 2018.

Our expedition features:

  • Daily Lectures with John Clayton and Alan Doty
  • Trip Materials
  • See Included Tab fore details
John Clayton is a former atheist who came to belief in God
through science.

Join John Clayton as we explore America's Great Western Canyons while entertaining the concept, Does God Exist? Examine the evidence, ask questions and have dialogue.

A Letter from Mark Story

Dear Traveler & Enthusiast,

I hope you are able to join John Clayton and the team on this week-long expedition of sorts into America's western canyons. The "Canyon-Lands Tour" is a special experience where you can ask questions and learn about everything from geology to the evidence that our world may have a design to it after all.

Good Travels,

Mark Story,
Executive Director

Daily Itinerary

  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Sunset Crater - Wupatki
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Zion National Park
  • Glen Canyon Dam
  • Lake Powell
  • Meteor Crater
  • Painted Desert
  • Petrified Forest


SUNDAY, SEP 9, 2018
Optional Worship & Orientation

Welcome to Flagstaff, Arizona, and the beginning of our week together. Tonight at 7:00pm meet for an optional worship gathering (communion service will be offered, no collection will be taken) and orientation to the week's itinerary. You will also pick up the trip materials that will assist you to get the most out of the trip.

RECOMMENDED ACCOMODATION & Location of Worship/Orientation: Holiday Inn Express


Sunset Crater & the Grand Canyon

MONDAY, SEP 10, 2018

Breakfast 6:30 - 8:00

8:00 AM Depart Holiday Inn Express Flagstaff

After a continental breakfast, we're off on our motorcoach bound for Sunset Crater for a viewing and break. Legend says that 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell named Sunset Crater Volcano because its rim of red and yellow cinders suggested the colors of a perpetual sunset.

Then we're off to a desert view of the Grand Canyon from the east end for exceptional views.

Afterwards, we will then transfer to Grand Canyon Village, where you can opt to walk a part of Bright Angel Trail with team specialist, Alan Doty, or just enjoy the views along the rim.

Leaving the Grand Canyon National Park in the afternoon we make our way to Page Arizona where after checking you have the balance of the evening to enjoy visit the shops, have dinner and relax with new friends.

ACCOMMODATION: La Quinta Inn or similar in Page, AZ (2 nights)


Bryce Canyon

TUESDAY, SEP 11, 2018

6-8:00am Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast and we're off for an early start en route to beautiful Bryce Canyon. You will find Bryce Canyon an amazing place with wonderful overlooks known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations.

8:00am Depart Hotel to Bryce Canyon: lectures & Lunch (on own) en route

Afternoon: Enjoy two options for walking or hiking: More Challenging: Opt for the Master Hike long trail with team specialist, Alan Doty, or enjoy the short trail with John Clayton. Afterwards we return to Page for the evening.

ACCOMMODATION: La Quinta Inn or similar in Page, AZ


Zion National Park


7-9:00am Breakfast
After breakfast we enjoy arriving at Zion National Park.

9:00am: We depart for Zion National Park with an anticipated arrival around 11am.

Options today include a more challenging Master Hike with team specialist, Alan Doty, or enjoy the park Trams, which provide great access to the park. Your Tour Manager will detail the best way to visit the parks many sights.

Optional lunch in the park. The Lodge offers a restaurant and a more casual outdoor dining area.

ACCOMMODATION: Holiday Inn Express Springdale


Glen Canyon Dam & Lake Powell

THURSDAY, SEP 13, 2018

7-9:00 Breakfast

9:00am: We depart on our drive to visit Glen Canyon Dam. Lunch at Lake Powell Marinas and Resort. From there we will complete our drive to Flagstaff with a study of geology and the Navajo nation as we pass by the reservation on the way.  

Spend the night at  Flagstaff.

ACCOMMODATION: Holiday Inn Express


Meteor Crater & Painted Desert with Petrified Forest

FRIDAY, SEP 14, 2018

6:30-8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00am: We depart for Meteor Crater, the world's best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. We will take time for the Meteor Crater discovery center containing many displays and exhibits. Lunch today (on own) will be on the way to Painted Desert.

Afternoon:  You will enjoy a tour of the beautiful Painted Desert and the astonishing Petrified Forest.

Return to Flagstaff with anticipated arrival around 5:00pm. 

You may opt for a transfer to Phoenix (Sky Harbor Airport) for an additional charge. Or consider our extension to beautiful Sedona.

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Sedona 2 Day Post-Tour Extension

Inquire with reservations for pricing.

Day One Sep 15

Includes transportation from Flagstaff to our hotel property in Sedona. Upon arrival, check in, freshen up and enjoy balance of day at leisure. Enjoy an optional dinner tonight.

Enjoy an Lunch at your own expense at Oaxaca or Cowboy Club or take a picnic out to Red Rock Crossing.

    • We recommend any of these options:
      • A frozen yogurt at Zainey's
      • Drive up to Airport Mesa to watch the sunset
      • Dine at Hearline Cafe, Red's, Savannah's or Dahl & Diluca

Day Two, Sep 16

  • Morning Suggestions:
    • Get up before dawn and watch the sunrise over the red rocks
    • Breakfast at your hotel or venture out for Brunch at the Red Rock Cafe, El Portal, or Java Love Coffee Roasters

    INCLUDED: Enjoy a guided Jeep Tour today.

  • Evening Suggestions:
    • Drive down Highway 179 toward the Village of Oak Creek
    • Stop off and visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross for beautiful views in the afternoon sun
    • Early dinner at Cucina Rustica or the Grille at Shadowrock at the Hilton Sedona Resort
    • Say a reluctant good-bye and head home

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Our Select Hotels

Flogstaff Hotel - 1 Night

Page Hotel - 1 Night

Holiday Inn Express Springdale, Zion National Park (2 nights)

Springdale Hotel - 1 Night

What's included in the trip?

It's a special expedition to the Canyon Lands in the company of new Friends.

WHEN: September 10, 2018

WHERE: Leaving from and returning to Flagstaff, Arizona (Holiday Inn Express)


  • All transportation Monday through Friday from Flagstaff and return via Air-Conditioned Motor Coach.
  • All lodging at the motels include breakfast beginning Monday at 6:00am through to Friday at 6:00pm.
  • All park entry fees and all educational materials.
  • Tour Captain, from our travel partner Story Land & Sea®, who will provide logistics and on-site support.


  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities for Driver, Tour Captain
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature**
  • Arrival and departure transfers to/from the airport and Holiday Inn Express
  • Hotel for Sunday night for pre-night optional worship and orientation. (Contact Holiday Inn Express, Flagstaff for reservation)

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2018 Canyon Lands
Dates & Pricing

Published Rate: From $1,100 Per Person

Payable by Credit Card or Check. See pricing below.

— Small Group Tour Prices —
Considering this trip? Please let us know early!
Published Date Tour Size Price
September 9 Max 55 Guests $1,100

— Small Group Tour Prices —
Considering this trip? Please let us know early!
Published Date Tour Size Price
September 8 Max 55 Guests $1,100


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