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Program #6132RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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.
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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.
Michael from Kelowna, BC Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
This is a great programme: educational, entertaining and challenging. Our instructors were personable and accommodating. Moab is beautiful and the places this programme takes you to will make you feel privileged. Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park, qualifies as a spiritual experience.

Deborah from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
This program is a good sampling of the variety of landscapes in the two parks and the geological explanation for them. Variety was the keynote for the week in fellow participants, dinner venues, and a couple of surprise treats! Most hikes are in-and-out, so if your knees or energy give out you can hang out along the trail and enjoy the beauty around. (Our session had two leaders, not three as in other reviews.)

Dick from Cameron Park, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Very good program for light hiking and mega-doses of geology info. Lots of short hikes with three leaders to take care of the different levels of hiking capability. Peter, Dan and Ruthie were superb leaders, always helpful and fun to be with.

Diana from Minnetonka, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Breathtaking scenery with an encouraging and supportive leader. What a great experience!

Rebecca from Elk Grove, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
Hiking Arches and Canyonlands National Parks was amazing. I felt privileged to experience such beautiful scenery without the crowds of people. Our guides, Ryan and Dan, were professional and knowledgable. Their enthusiasm for exploring the great outdoors is inspiring and motivating. I would not hesitate to book another hiking adventure with this group.

Annie from Louisville, KY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Eye-popping, jaw-dropping scenery! Fabulous, knowledgeable guides, fascinating hikes, my expectations were exceeded. This trip needs to be on your must-do list.

Sylvia from Highlands Ranch, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
See the lush desert was a wondrous experience. Canyonlands defies description--magnificent, glorious and grandiose cannot do it justice. You need to see it for yourself and take some time to absorb the views. It's well worth the hike. The guides were great. It was evident that they enjoy what they do and sharing the experience and their knowledge.

Jeannie from Louisville, KY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
I've just returned from Hiking Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Our lead instructor, geology expert and magnificent teacher/leader, Peter, ROCKS!!! Thanks all leaders for an amazing week.

Diane from Traverse City, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
The Hiking Arches and Canyonlands National Parks was wonderful. We learned much about the geology of the area while going on great hikes with breathtaking sights. I am already thinking about our next Road Scholar trip.

Carol from Caldwell, ID Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
Moab is a beautiful area. This was a lot of firsts for me - first hiking trip, first Road Scholar trip and first visit to the area. Our leaders, Peter, Dan and Ryan were all personable, knowledgeable and fun. I enjoyed it all - the hikes, the people in our group, the scenery. I look forward to another Road Scholar trip.

Rose from Menlo Park, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
This program is based in Moab, a very beautiful area of Utah. There are many things to do and see here. I attended this program two years ago and enjoyed it so much I wanted to do it again. In some ways the government shutdown and park closures were fortuitous because our instructors had to find other things for us to do and see, and I was surprised at how many more things there were.

Laurel from Costa Mesa, CA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
In spite of not being able to see the National Parks, our incredible leaders (Ryan, Jan, Dan) gave us an amazing tour we will never forget. They created a wonderful itinerary of the most diverse hiking and incredible sights I ever experienced or imagined. Thumbs up!

Ann from Pasadena, CA Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I attended this program during the closing of the National Parks not knowing what to expect regarding alternative plans and trips. As it turns out I cannot imagine how it could have been any better if the original program had taken place. The leader and instructors, hikes, vistas and educational content were fantastic. This was my 25th Road Scholar trip and I rate in my top 2!

Mary from Tallahassee, FL Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/03/13
Informative geology lectures in beautiful settings. Wide range of hikes, requiring good fitness level.Very good trip.

Sue from Washington, DC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/19/13
If you have put off exploring any intrest you may have, wait no longer. Just go. Alone, with a companion, or friends, the freedom to do anything is waiting at Road Scholar. I always waited for someone else before doing anything and that was narrow. Road scholar has opened my eyes and I can see a whole world.

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