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Ouray: Hiking the “Switzerland of America”

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8 Days | 7 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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. 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.
Pnina from Rockville, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/16/15 - 08/23/15
Everything on this trip was SUPERB: we had two excellent guides: Peter McVarville and Dan Peha. Each in their own filed was more than words can express. Peter’s knowledge in Geology his gentle character and thoughtfulness were so much appreciated. Dan’s knowledge of history his familiarity of all the roads and paths we walked as well as his gentle demeanor and attentiveness were something that I will never forget. Both of them are so compatible guides which made this trip unforgettable.

laurie from Mesa, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/02/14 - 08/09/14
This was our first trip with Road Scholar. We really enjoyed the week and learned a lot about Ouray and the surrounding area. We have been hiking for many years so were pleased to find the program had ample challenging hikes into absolutely beautiful areas that we had never explored before. The entire week was well organized and had the right mix of group time and free time. Peter, the trip leader, is very knowledgeable about the entire Ouray-Silverton area from the geology to mining to nature.

Richard from Rochester, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/02/14 - 08/09/14
This is a great program, with challenging hiking experiences among our nation's most beautiful vistas guided by knowledgeable and friendly leaders.

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7 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
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