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Program #4821RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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.
Melody from Columbus, MS Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/22/14 - 07/27/14
This program gave me exactly what I had hoped for in that it had a good mix of birding experiences and hiking in the glorious Rockies plus some lectures about bird identification and other interesting birding opportunities to consider. Tim and Jeff were excellent leaders and generously shared their combined knowledge and experience. The participants were congenial, and their varied expertise made for a richer learning experience for me. The accommodations and meals were very good. The description of this Road Scholar program was accurate in my opinion.

Ann from Fort Worth, TX Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 07/22/14 - 07/27/14
I really enjoyed this birding trip because of the unique location of the program and also because of the variety of birds we saw. Tim and Jeff made every effort to into form us about the birds but also other information about the area such as the flowers, trees, as well as geological information. Thanks. Ann Elwood

Janet from Grand Junction, CO Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/22/14 - 07/27/14
Pingree Park is a wonderful group facility, and sharing it with many young people from CSU was delightful. (They gave me hope for the next generation.) The food was good, the hiking was beautiful, and the wildlife refuge was wonderful. And of course there were so many birds to see in their natural habitat.

Pam from Menomonie, WI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/22/14 - 07/27/14
This was a lovely visit, surrounded by snowy mountains and pine-scented air. While this is listed as a birding trip,(I saw nearly 100 species of birds)there were many opportunities to view other wildlife such as moose, mule deer, antelope, marmot, weasel, snowshoe hare, and more. I especially enjoyed the wild flowers and butterflies. Our knowledgeable guides were wonderful. They shared so much information and were incredibly patient and helpful. Some of the hikes were challenging, but the views were worth every step. We were allowed to find our own comfortable pace, which made this trip a joy.

Lynn from Rochester, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/22/14 - 07/27/14
Beautiful surroundings and the accommodations were fine (room better than expected, food OK). We spent one day hiking on the campus and then branched out with two wonderful, strenuous hikes and another van-based day trip to the Arapaho Wildlife Refuge. Saw several new species (Cordilleran flycatcher, rufous and calliope hummingbird, olive-sided flycatcher). The combination of mountains + birding + hiking was what I wanted.

Brian from Lockport, IL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/07/13 - 07/12/13
Beautiful mountains, delightful accommodations, friendly people, great time.

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