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SEDONA, ARIZONA

Sedona: Hiking in Red Rock Splendor

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Program #2117RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 5200 feet. Those with heart/lung conditions should check with a physician before attending.

Itinerary for Apr 7 — Apr 12, 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 07 - Registration/Introductions & Orientation
Afternoon: Brief registration with Program coordinator between 430-515 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 "Active".

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 08 - Baldwin Loop Trail/tour of Sedona area
Note: 3 mile loop and 300 feet 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: Following breakfast, the group heads to Baldwin Loop. The Baldwin Trail drops down a bit to the riparian zone valley floor, near but out of sight of the creek and climbs moderately through a draw between Cathedral Rock and a red rock butte. There are nice views of Cathedral Rock and back to Wilson Mountain. NOTE: 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 next to babbling Oak Creek at scenic Red Rock Crossing. Each participant will carry his own brown bag trail lunch.

Afternoon: Afternoon sightseeing driving tour of Sedona, with stops in Uptown Sedona, Tlaquepaque District, Chapel of the Holy Cross, and Airport Mesa Vista.

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, or listen to a presentation on western music and tales.

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 09 - Fay Canyon Trail/Palatki Heritage Site
Note: 2 mile RT/ 100 feet hike and 1 mile/ 50 feet tour.

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 Fay Canyon. An extremely easy and short hike, to test group's hiking abilities. NOTE: Days destination is dependent on current weather/road conditions and may change to other day of the week or alternative destination.

Lunch: Sack lunch at nearby Aerie Trailhead, with nice view across Verde Valley. Each participant will carry his own brown bag trail lunch.

Afternoon: After lunch, we visit Palatki Heritage Site and its rock art and cliff dwellings. We will walk two trails at Palatki Heritage Site, one trail that takes you up to the Sinagua cliff dwellings, and onethat goes to the alcoves that shelter the painted symbols, or pictographs from every native culture to ever occupy the Verde Valley. These trails, each ¼ mile one way making the round trip distance one mile, are fairly easy but they are not accessible to most wheelchairs. The trail up to the cliff dwelling which was closed for two years has been reopened. Palatki and its sister site, Honanki were the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock country between A.D.1150 - 1300. They were first described by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, famous turn-of-the century archaeologist from the Smithsonian Institution, who gave them the Hopi names of Honanki (Bear House) and Palatki (Red House). The Hopi, however, have no specific names for these sites.

Dinner: Dinner at the Wild Orchid Restaurant. Known for its "Healthy Asian Fusion" cuisine, the Wild Orchid serves up delicious, perfectly flavored rice, noodle and mixed veggie and meat dishes family style in a friendly atmosphere.

Evening: Free evening to relax.

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 10 - Little Horse Trail hike/Free afternoon
Note: 3 mile RT/ 300 feet.

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 Huckaby Trailhead for the Margs Draw. Possibly some short, flat off-trail portions on slick rock. Or Little Horse Trail to Chicken Point. NOTE: 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 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 11 - Courthouse Butte/ Montezuma Well National Monumen...
Note: 4.2 mile RT/ 350 feet hike and 0.5 mile 100 feet walk.

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: Our morning hike will be the Courthouse Butte Loop. 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: In the afternoon we will visit Montezuma Well, a limestone sinkhole used by the sinagua culture for irrigation 900 years ago.

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 reptiles and spiders and scorpions, Oh my!

Lodging: Sedona Super 8 Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 12 - Boynton Vista
Note: 1.5 mile RT/ 200 Feet 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 Boynton Vista. Boynton Vista hike is about 1.5 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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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