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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 Mar 2 — Mar 7, 2014

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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, March 02 - 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 Program is Activity Level "Moderately Challenging", but on some days we will offer options for more challenging hikes.

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, March 03 - 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 Hike variations: Hikes here can range from an approximate 5.5 to 7 mile hike. Hikes 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: Day's destination is dependent on abilities of the group and current weather/road conditions, and may change to other day of the week or alternative destination.

Lunch: Sack lunch on the 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 hands on presentation on Desert Critters 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, March 04 - Soldiers Pass/Brins Mesa Area
Note: Six mile hike with an option to extend to 8 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 for an all-day, hike on the Soldier's Pass and Brins Mesa Trails. We will start with a 6 mile hike including a trip to Ancestral Puebloan Ruins. Optional extensions to either Soldier's Pass Arch or Norm's Notch adds to this hike for a total of 8 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: Day's destination is dependent on abilities of the group and 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 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: Free evening.

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, March 05 - 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. NOTE: Day's destination is dependent on abilities of the group and 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 Sedona on your own. Your coordinator will provide you with a list of nearby restaurants.

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

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, March 06 - 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. One option includes Mund's Wagon Road and the Cowpies up to Mitten Ridge, while the more challenging option includes the Hangover Trail around the back side of Mitten Ridge and the Cow Pies. Both provide panoramic views in all directions. Hikes is approximately 5.5-7.5 miles in length. NOTE: Day's destination is dependent on abilities of the group and current weather/road conditions, and may change to other day of the week or alternative destination.

Lunch: Sack 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, Songs and History of Western Music .

Lodging: Sedona Super 8 Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 07 - Hike Schuerman Mountain OR Boynton Vista
Note: One 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 Pyramid Hike on 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 1 miles and 200 feet elevation. The hike ends about 10:30 AM We will return to the hotel by 10:45 AM 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
1 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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