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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.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Bette McKown Feb 05, 2016 at 01:13 PM

For those who have been on this hike: please describe the heights and ladder challenges. Just how much exposure is it?
Susan Shermer Feb 05, 2016 at 01:26 PM

Most of the hikes on this trip were easy/moderate with no ladders. The hike into Canyon de Chelley was at the end of the rip,and had no ladders, but it is down hill on the side of a canyon. Not as scarry as the Grand Canyon, but if heights bother you you may not like it. The leaders took plenty of time helping folks climb back out. The hike on Chimney Rock also had a few places with some steep sides but not too scary. There is alwsay the opportunity to bail out beforehand or to bail out during hike - at least on our trip the leaders were ectremely accommodating.

Susan Shermer Jun 19, 2015 at 06:03 PM

First time with Road Scholar. Does anyone know if they send a list of suggested items(i.e. day pack, walking poles,qty of water to carry)

Daniele Ricard Jun 17, 2015 at 09:05 PM

To whom who were there, could you not lease tell me if a walking stick is recommend? Thank you.
jane hubben Jun 21, 2015 at 02:23 PM

Bring walking stick/sticks; Any time I did not bring sticks to moderately challenging hike, I regretted it.

jane hubben Apr 14, 2014 at 05:47 PM

Anybody arriving in albuquerque ahead of time?
Sara Braverman Sep 04, 2014 at 04:53 PM

Yes Jane. I'll be there on Sunday.
Sara Braverman Sep 04, 2014 at 04:54 PM

I arrive early afternoon.

Premium Email Subscriber Sep 02, 2013 at 04:37 PM

Just finished a great book (not on the reading list) that sets this trip in context excellently and is very readable: 'Anasazi America' by David E Stuart.

Kendra Roth Apr 15, 2013 at 01:46 PM

If you are flying in to Santa Fe airport, there is a shuttle to the hotel. Call hotel once you arrive. I was quoted it takes about 10 min. for the shuttle to arrive. Kendra
Premium Email Subscriber Aug 13, 2013 at 05:16 PM

thanks for the info.
Michael Reese Aug 27, 2013 at 06:59 AM

Michael Reese Aug 27, 2013 at 06:59 AM

Marie Reichelt Apr 25, 2015 at 07:11 PM

MarieYou really should fly into Albuqueque
Carl Paperiello Jul 26, 2015 at 09:56 PM

I an flying in from Chicago.

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