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SEDONA, ARIZONA

Sedona: Hiking in Red Rock Splendor

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Program #2117RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
4,500 to 6000 feet. Those with heart/lung conditions should check with a physician before attending.

Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 26, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Private and quiet off-highway location; red rock views

Contact info:
2545 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-1533
web: www.sedonasuper8.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and air conditioning, mini refrigerator, cable TV, coffee/tea maker.

Facility amenities: Private patio area with heated (seasonal - about mid April to early October) outdoor pool; meeting room; airport shuttle; laundry facility with irons and ironing boards; free WiFi; 24 hour microwave available in lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call hotel for rates in effect during your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 21 - Registration/Introductions & Orientation
Afternoon: Brief registration with Program coordinator between 4:30-5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at Golden Goose Restaurant, adjacent to the hotel. Participants will have multiple entrees to choose from with typical rotating selections to include Chicken Marsala, fish, prime rib, meat loaf, pastas, vegetarian options, etc.

Evening: After dinner your Northern Arizona University Coordinator will lead an orientation session followed by participant introductions. NOTE: This start date is Activity Level "Moderately Challenging".

Lodging: Sedona Super 8 Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Private and quiet off-highway location; red rock views

Contact info:
2545 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-1533
web: www.sedonasuper8.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and air conditioning, mini refrigerator, cable TV, coffee/tea maker.

Facility amenities: Private patio area with heated (seasonal - about mid April to early October) outdoor pool; meeting room; airport shuttle; laundry facility with irons and ironing boards; free WiFi; 24 hour microwave available in lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call hotel for rates in effect during your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 22 - Long Canyon Trail
Note: Five to Seven mile hike

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Golden Goose Restaurant. Multiple hot entrees to choose from including bacon and eggs, french toast and sausage, fruit bowl and yogurt, oatmeal, etc.

Morning: After breakfast, participants proceed by van to the nearby Long Canyon Trailhead - the venue for our Long Canyon/Mescal Lasso Hike: an approximate 5.5-7 mile hike. This hike starts by following a usually dry streambed lined with riparian vegetation including Arizona Cypress. Providing a scenic setting for this unique habitat are a sampling of the picturesque buttes and cliffs for which the Sedona area is so famous. Steamboat Rock, Wilson Mountain, Maroon Mountain, and a number of unnamed cliffs, spires, windows and arches are visible from this trail. NOTE: Each day's destination is dependent on current weather/road conditions and may change to other day of the week or alternative destination.

Lunch: Sack lunch at a location of participants' choice (motel or on trail).

Afternoon: After lunch, the hike continues.

Dinner: Dinner at Golden Goose Restaurant, adjacent to the hotel. Participants will have multiple entrees to choose from with typical rotating selections to include Chicken Marsala, fish, prime rib, meat loaf, pastas, vegetarian options, etc.

Evening: A presentation on Hollywood movies filmed in the local area.

Lodging: Sedona Super 8 Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Private and quiet off-highway location; red rock views

Contact info:
2545 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-1533
web: www.sedonasuper8.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and air conditioning, mini refrigerator, cable TV, coffee/tea maker.

Facility amenities: Private patio area with heated (seasonal - about mid April to early October) outdoor pool; meeting room; airport shuttle; laundry facility with irons and ironing boards; free WiFi; 24 hour microwave available in lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call hotel for rates in effect during your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 23 - Soldiers Pass/Brins Mesa Area
Note: Five mile hike with an option to extend to 7.5 miles

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Golden Goose Restaurant. Multiple hot entrees to choose from including bacon and eggs, french toast and sausage, fruit bowl and yogurt, oatmeal, etc.

Morning: Following breakfast, the group shuttles to the Soldier Pass Trailhead or the Jordan Road Trailhead for an all-day, hike on the Soldier's Pass and Brins Mesa Trails. We will start with a 5 mile hike, with an optional trip to Ancestral Puebloan Ruins for a total hike of 7.5 miles. There are many dramatic destinations and scenic vista points which this route offers, including the Devil's Kitchen sink hole, the Seven Sacred Pools, and a visit to a remote archaeological site. NOTE: Days destination is dependent on current weather/road conditions and may change to other day of the week or alternative destination.

Lunch: Again, a sack lunch will be carried by each participant for al fresco dining.

Afternoon: After lunch, the hike continues.

Dinner: Dinner at the Thai Spices Restaurant. Known for its "Healthy Asian Cuisine" cuisine, the Thai Spices serves up delicious, perfectly flavored rice, noodle and mixed veggie and meat dishes in a friendly atmosphere.

Evening: In the evening, enjoy a talk on Geology or another topic of local interest.

Lodging: Sedona Super 8 Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Private and quiet off-highway location; red rock views

Contact info:
2545 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-1533
web: www.sedonasuper8.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and air conditioning, mini refrigerator, cable TV, coffee/tea maker.

Facility amenities: Private patio area with heated (seasonal - about mid April to early October) outdoor pool; meeting room; airport shuttle; laundry facility with irons and ironing boards; free WiFi; 24 hour microwave available in lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call hotel for rates in effect during your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 24 - Doe Mountain hike/Free afternoon
Note: Three mile hike and a free afternoon

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Golden Goose Restaurant. Multiple hot entrees to choose from including bacon and eggs, french toast and sausage, fruit bowl and yogurt, oatmeal, etc.

Morning: After breakfast, the group will travel by van to Doe Mountain for a short but pleasant hike. As you climb Doe Mountain, you'll want to take time out to enjoy the excellent views of the surrounding countryside. A layer of erosion resistant cap rock has given Doe Mountain its classic mesa shape and provides hikers with a great platform from which enjoy the panoramic view. From this 400 foot high perspective, you can see a number of the Sedona Red Rocks Country's more prominent landmarks. You'll see Bear, Maroon and Wilson mountains, Loy, Boynton and Secret canyons, Chimney Rock, and the Cockscomb to name a few. 3 miles.

Lunch: Sack lunch during the field trip

Afternoon: After lunch, a free afternoon is scheduled.

Dinner: Dinner is left unscheduled to enjoy on your own.

Evening: After dinner, it's a free evening. Rest them weary bones.

Lodging: Sedona Super 8 Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Private and quiet off-highway location; red rock views

Contact info:
2545 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 USA
phone: 928-282-1533
web: www.sedonasuper8.com

Room amenities: Individually controlled heat and air conditioning, mini refrigerator, cable TV, coffee/tea maker.

Facility amenities: Private patio area with heated (seasonal - about mid April to early October) outdoor pool; meeting room; airport shuttle; laundry facility with irons and ironing boards; free WiFi; 24 hour microwave available in lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call hotel for rates in effect during your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 25 - Bear Wallow Canyon and Mitten Ridge
Note: Five to 8 mile hike

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Golden Goose Restaurant. Multiple hot entrees to choose from including bacon and eggs, french toast and sausage, fruit bowl and yogurt, oatmeal, etc.

Morning: After breakfast, we head for the Bear Wallow Canyon/Mitten Ridge Area for an all-day exploration through varied terrain, ascending through a narrow gorge and arriving at massive formations known locally as the "cow pies," providing panoramic views in all directions. Hike is approximately 5.5-7.5 miles in length. NOTE: Days destination is dependent on current weather/road conditions and may change to other day of the week or alternative destination.

Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: After lunch, more hiking.

Dinner: Dinner at Golden Goose Restaurant, adjacent to the hotel. Participants will have multiple entrees to choose from with typical rotating selections to include Chicken Marsala, fish, prime rib, meat loaf, pastas, vegetarian options, etc.

Evening: After dinner, a presentation on Sedona / Verde Valley.

Lodging: Sedona Super 8 Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 26 - Hike Schuerman Mountain OR Boynton Vista
Note: Two to three mile morning hike

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Golden Goose Restaurant. Multiple hot entrees to choose from including bacon and eggs, french toast and sausage, fruit bowl and yogurt, oatmeal, etc.

Morning: For our final hike of the week we will explore either Schuerman Mountain OR Boynton Vista. Schuerman Mountain Trail, climbs a basalt lava flow from the old volcano for amazing panoramic views all around. Total mileage of 2-3 miles and elevation gain of 300’. Boynton Vista hike is about 2 miles and 200 feet elevation. We will return to the hotel by 10:45am for program conclusion, hotel check-out and independent departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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4.6
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