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Exploring Northern Arizona’s Cultures and Canyons

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Program #1076RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Karen Landis

Karen Landis' front door has opened up onto Route 66 for the past 38 years, giving her status as a Route 66 legend in the Seligman stretch of the road. Some 25 years ago, a customer at her convenience store mustered the gumption to ask her to marry him, and Karen and Mike Landis - a legend himself known as Arizona's No. 1 cowboy - have been ranching together ever since. Karen's independent spirit and ropin' and ridin' skills have opened a new world to Road Scholar adventurers year after year.

Instructors & Group Leaders

These people serve both roles during your program.

Melissa Ruffner

Melissa is a member of an Arizona pioneer family who arrived in the Arizona Territory in 1867 and left a rich and colorful legacy. In 2003, Melissa received the Sharlot Hall Award for her contributions to the awareness of Arizona history, and was honored with the Arizona Culture Keeper designation. She has authored three books on Arizona history, and as official storyteller for the Arizona Jamboree and later the Arizona Revue, Melissa performed for over a decade at Prescott’s Elks Opera House.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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