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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
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Kathleen Malkovich Jan 11, 2016 at 02:23 PM

My husband would like to go on this trip. I am afraid of heights including mountain roads that are steep with little to no shoulder and have switchbacks. Given this, would the trip be inadvisable for me?
Harry Jones Jan 11, 2016 at 04:38 PM

The main road up to Mesa Verde is a very good road, but is very windy and steep. There are guard rails. You might be nervous on the jeep rides into the canyons and around Monument Valley. There are a couple of trails with some elevation and rocks. I would suggest that a trip to the high desert, canyons, and cliff dwellings might challenge your sensitivities. Perhaps seeing your doctor for a daily dose of zoloft would help.


Nancy James Jan 08, 2016 at 11:44 AM

This RS newbie is considering this trip in Spring 2016. For those who have booked their flight through Road Scholar, how do the prices compare with making your own airline reservations?
Harry Jones Jan 08, 2016 at 06:57 PM

Unless you are experienced in biking ur own flights and have specific time, airport routing desires and know how to swing an upgrade, much easier to let RS do ur flights as price will be same if not lower and you will be guaranteed transfers to and prom program airports.
Nancy James Jan 09, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Hmmm. All valid points! Thanks, Harry.
Pete Wilbur Jan 09, 2016 at 11:58 AM

Have alwys done my own schedules. However, going to Eastern Canada in June and used RS for the plane flights. Already have my seat assignments on Air Canada. Cost was same or less but I have the transfers from the airport and that was important on this particular program.
Nancy James Jan 09, 2016 at 04:59 PM

Thanks, Pete.


Daniele Ricard Sep 16, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Good morning,
A question for those who went on this trip. Should I bring walking boots ?
Linda Campeau Sep 16, 2015 at 02:21 PM

I had a very study pair of tennis shoes, which sufficed. However, I did not hike down to the floor of the Canyon de Challey. //////we went by van in the p.m. If you have room, to err on the side of caution, I would bring them.
Harry Jones Jan 08, 2016 at 07:00 PM

Good sturdy walking shoes or low hiking shoes will suffice unless you feel you need extra walking and ankle support. Bring a pair of trekking poles although one will usually suffice.
Pete Wilbur Jan 09, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Good comment Harry. I always wear my boots on the plane both ways. They are heavy and take up room in the suitcase. More trouble at the TSA station but worth the extra room in the suitcase.
Harry Jones Jan 11, 2016 at 05:08 PM

Sign up for Global Entry and get TSA Pre and you dont have to take your boots off at US airports. I wear my boots on the plane too.


Elizabeth Crepeau Sep 05, 2015 at 07:34 PM

We are looking forward to the 20 - 27, 2015 trip. We live in NH and haven't been to the SW since the mid-60s. We pack very lightly, so I am not planning to pack our dress slacks. Hoping that won't be a problem!
Diane Stevens Sep 06, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Packing lightly is wise. And most folks never dress up...hiking boots, tshirt and comfortable pants, all with wrinkles, are the best attire for the entire trip and all activities. Take a bandanna or buff you can put over your hair and even mouth during the Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelley rides. You will have a fabulous time but will get very dusty.
Pete Wilbur Jan 09, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Have been on 4 Norhtern Arizona trips. Diane gives a good tip. No one dressed up. We all had wrinkles and who cares? We all had a good time and left the "nice" clothes home.


Linda Bartolozzi Aug 31, 2015 at 04:00 PM

Looking forward to this program 9/27 thru 10/4. Looking forward to meeting others on this trip


Harry Jones Jun 24, 2015 at 09:56 AM

Does this trip actually visit the Four Corners Monument, and if not, is there an opportunity to get there during free time?
Noel Gilliam Jun 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM

It does not visit the monument, mostly because the monument is not actually on "The Four Corners". It is a commercial venture in the middle of nowhere. RS trip does take you by the area but it is way too far away to visit on your free time! But don't pass up this trip because of that....this is an amazing and beautiful trip!
Linda Campeau Jun 25, 2015 at 01:03 PM

I totally agree with Noel you won't miss seeing the monument because of all the other great things you WILL see.


Noel Gilliam Mar 17, 2015 at 04:56 PM

I'm looking forward to covering all four corners on this trip! Another Bucket List item RS has helped cross off my list! Will be there April 26. Through May 3. Anyone else going on this trip? Talk to me!!!
Linda Campeau Mar 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

I went on the trip last fall. You will LOVE it! Great people, mostly good food, lots to look at. Have fun!


Cynthia Mokma Sep 21, 2014 at 03:17 PM

I'm flying in from Minneapolis, MN and arriving around 1 PM. Anyone else on this flight?
Linda Campeau Sep 21, 2014 at 05:02 PM

Coming in around noon from Milwaukee. Look for me at the shallow end of the pool, working on my water aerobics.
Cynthia Mokma Sep 22, 2014 at 08:55 PM

Will do as soon as I check in! I'll be tired but a little time around the pool sounds great!
Carol Eagle Sep 26, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I arrived here yesterday. The hotel is nice & the staff is very friendly. I may join you at the pool on Sunday...not sure what I'll be doing then. I was in the pool for awhile this afternoon. Pool area is nice with tables on a patio...good for socializing outdoors. See you soon.
Linda Campeau Sep 26, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Happily the flight from Milwaukee will arrive on time, after the disruption at Chicago. See you all Sunday!
Cynthia Mokma Sep 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Praying everything goes smoothly for all of us who are flying!!!
Carol Eagle Sep 27, 2014 at 08:30 PM

Yes, I am praying that all of you arrive safely with no problems. I'm getting lonely being here by myself. Can't wait to get with the group.


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