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DURANGO, COLORADO

Hiking Through Time: Anasazi and Historic Settlers of the Southwest

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Program #2162RJ
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
6,500-12,000 ft.

Equipment Requirements
Daypack, water bottles, good broken-in hiking boots, rain gear, recommended list will be mailed.

Itinerary for Sep 8 — Sep 13, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: The Best Western Mountain Shadows is centrally located in Durango, Colorado.

Contact info:
3255 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301 USA
phone: 970-247-5200
Room amenities: Cable satellite television with HBO® , Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee/tea maker, Dataports Free local calls under 30 minutes, Air-conditioning , individually controlled units

Facility amenities: Visitors to the Best Western Mountain Shadows will enjoy the comfort of their many amenities. A tropical atmosphere surrounds the indoor pool and hot tub. Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is a great way to start your day. Travelers enjoy the convenience of our guest laundry facility. Local phone calls are free. Our front desk staff will gladly help plan your time in Durango if you need assistance. From rafting to exploring the ancient Indian ruins to riding the Narrow Gauge railroad there are days of adventure awaiting you here.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact motel for information
Book reservations directly with motel

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 08 - Safety Lecture/Introductions
Arrive To: Arrivals in Durango by 4 p.m.

Dinner: Restaurant meal at 6 p.m.

Evening: Introductions, safety lecture, go over schedule for week

Lodging: Best Western Mountain Shadows Motel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Best Western Mountain Shadows is centrally located in Durango, Colorado.

Contact info:
3255 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301 USA
phone: 970-247-5200
Room amenities: Cable satellite television with HBO® , Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee/tea maker, Dataports Free local calls under 30 minutes, Air-conditioning , individually controlled units

Facility amenities: Visitors to the Best Western Mountain Shadows will enjoy the comfort of their many amenities. A tropical atmosphere surrounds the indoor pool and hot tub. Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is a great way to start your day. Travelers enjoy the convenience of our guest laundry facility. Local phone calls are free. Our front desk staff will gladly help plan your time in Durango if you need assistance. From rafting to exploring the ancient Indian ruins to riding the Narrow Gauge railroad there are days of adventure awaiting you here.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact motel for information
Book reservations directly with motel

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 09 - Mesa Verde National Park
Breakfast: In motel

Morning: All day trip to Mesa Verde National Park; walks, hikes, ranger guided tours of ruins and features

Lunch: Picnic box lunch

Afternoon: Continue Mesa Verde trip

Dinner: Restaurant meal

Evening: Free for reflection and relaxation

Lodging: Best Western Mountain Shadows Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Best Western Mountain Shadows is centrally located in Durango, Colorado.

Contact info:
3255 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301 USA
phone: 970-247-5200
Room amenities: Cable satellite television with HBO® , Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee/tea maker, Dataports Free local calls under 30 minutes, Air-conditioning , individually controlled units

Facility amenities: Visitors to the Best Western Mountain Shadows will enjoy the comfort of their many amenities. A tropical atmosphere surrounds the indoor pool and hot tub. Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is a great way to start your day. Travelers enjoy the convenience of our guest laundry facility. Local phone calls are free. Our front desk staff will gladly help plan your time in Durango if you need assistance. From rafting to exploring the ancient Indian ruins to riding the Narrow Gauge railroad there are days of adventure awaiting you here.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact motel for information
Book reservations directly with motel

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 10 - Ute Mountain Ute Reservation
Breakfast: In motel

Morning: Day field trip to Ute Mountain Ute Reservation; hikes into ruins of Ute Tribal Park with Ute guide

Lunch: Picnic box lunch

Afternoon: Continue Ute Tribal Park visit

Dinner: Dinner on own to enjoy varied restaurants of Durango

Evening: Free for reflection, relaxation

Lodging: Best Western Mountain Shadows Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Motel

Description: The Best Western Mountain Shadows is centrally located in Durango, Colorado.

Contact info:
3255 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301 USA
phone: 970-247-5200
Room amenities: Cable satellite television with HBO® , Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee/tea maker, Dataports Free local calls under 30 minutes, Air-conditioning , individually controlled units

Facility amenities: Visitors to the Best Western Mountain Shadows will enjoy the comfort of their many amenities. A tropical atmosphere surrounds the indoor pool and hot tub. Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is a great way to start your day. Travelers enjoy the convenience of our guest laundry facility. Local phone calls are free. Our front desk staff will gladly help plan your time in Durango if you need assistance. From rafting to exploring the ancient Indian ruins to riding the Narrow Gauge railroad there are days of adventure awaiting you here.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact motel for information
Book reservations directly with motel

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 11 - Molas Lake Section of Colorado Trai
Breakfast: In motel

Morning: Day hike on Molas Lake section of Colorado Trail, 1,600' gain and loss elevation; 5-7 miles RT

Lunch: Picnic box lunch

Afternoon: Continue morning hike

Dinner: Restaurant meal

Evening: Free for exploration

Lodging: Best Western Mountain Shadows Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Best Western Mountain Shadows is centrally located in Durango, Colorado.

Contact info:
3255 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301 USA
phone: 970-247-5200
Room amenities: Cable satellite television with HBO® , Microwave, Refrigerator, Coffee/tea maker, Dataports Free local calls under 30 minutes, Air-conditioning , individually controlled units

Facility amenities: Visitors to the Best Western Mountain Shadows will enjoy the comfort of their many amenities. A tropical atmosphere surrounds the indoor pool and hot tub. Our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is a great way to start your day. Travelers enjoy the convenience of our guest laundry facility. Local phone calls are free. Our front desk staff will gladly help plan your time in Durango if you need assistance. From rafting to exploring the ancient Indian ruins to riding the Narrow Gauge railroad there are days of adventure awaiting you here.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Contact motel for information
Book reservations directly with motel

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 12 - Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train/Animas City
Breakfast: In motel

Morning: Board and ride Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train

Lunch: Lunch on own to explore historic town of Silverton

Afternoon: Options for independent discovery will be offered in Silverton after lunch, a tour of a historic gold mine and mill, self guided walking tour of Victorian district in Silverton with visit to history museum, or a visit to ghost town of Animas Forks with time to hike around the old town and mill sites.

Dinner: Restaurant meal

Evening: Farewells, packing, relaxation

Lodging: Best Western Mountain Shadows Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 13 - Departures
Depart From: Independent departures after breakfast

Breakfast: In motel

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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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

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