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BEGINS IN: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Hands-On Hopi Pottery at Capitol Reef National Park

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Program #20698ENZ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
Hopi pottery is the most sought-after Native pottery in the Southwest and few outsiders have been taught the unique, intricate process used to create it. Learn the secrets of this art form from an expert Hopi potter. Begin with clay from the local Hopi clay pit and set off on a hands-on journey to create your own work of art, culminating in your firing the piece by the traditional method. As your pottery dries between each phase, study the geologic forces behind the ancient landscapes Southwest Natives have called home for centuries.


Highlights

• Explore Fremont Indian State Park and discover rock art of Native peoples who inhabited the area until 1200 and have lunch at Big Rock Candy Mountain.
• With an expert in Hopi pottery making, experience the spiritual element of crafting pottery from natural materials provided solely by the earth.
• Delve into the unique features of Capitol Reef National Park and its 275-million-year-old geologic history.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking one-half mile on uneven ground, standing 30 minutes; climbing a few stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Salt Lake City, 1 night; van to Torrey at Capitol Reef National Park, 5 nights; coach to Salt Lake City, departure.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
12 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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