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Hiking Arizona's Sonoran Desert: Exploring the Superstition Mountains

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7 Days | 6 Nights
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.
Start of Program
Feb 3, 2013
Sponsored by Northern Arizona University. On site program registration in the hotel meeting area anytime between 4:30 - 5:15 PM.
You will be staying at the Mesa West La Quinta Inn & Suites that night.
Location: Mesa, AZ
Nearest city or town: Phoenix, AZ's downtown is 18 miles west.
Nearest highway: Loop 202 (I-10) and I-60 border Mesa, access to I-17.
Nearest airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport is 12 miles west of Mesa.

End of Program
Feb 9, 2013
Depart program from Apache Lake Resort after breakfast with a drop off at the Phoenix Airport by 10:30 AM followed by a stop at the starting hotel in Mesa
You will be staying at the Apache Lake Resort the night before.
Location: Departures
Type: Motel

Description: Seven floor hotel close to restaurants, Fiesta Mall and golf courses.

Contact info:
902 W Grove Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210-4930 USA
phone: 480-844-8747
web: www.lq.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, individually controlled air conditioning, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron / board, alarm clock, free high speed internet access, dataport phones.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool, fitness center, local shuttle available, laundry services, continental breakfast, hot tub, free local calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call hotel for rates in effect during your dates of stay.

Check in time: 1:00 PM

Type: Lodge

Description: Beautiful remote and scenic lodging site overlooking Apache Lake in the heart of Salt River Canyon. Quick and easy access into the adjacent Superstition Mountains.

Contact info:
AZ 88 about 13 miles northeast of Tortilla Flat
Tortilla Flat, AZ 85290 USA
phone: 928-467-2511
web: www.apachelake.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning; cable TV.

Facility amenities: Lake swimming; restaurant; full-service marina.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Call for rates
Call for rates and availability, Apache Lake Marina and Resort (928) 467-2511.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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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
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips


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