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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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.
From the countless spires to the deep canyons, our hiking journey through Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands National Parks reveals how nature's forces have jointly sculpted and scoured this dramatic landscape. During daily hikes with natural history experts, explore the spectacular arch and canyon formations and the geological record, view ancient petroglyphs and investigate salt dome collapses and ancient fault lines.


• Trek different sections of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks including the Needles Slickrock Trails and Island in the Sky White Rim Overlook.
• Discover how the sedimentary layers have left a record dating back more than 250 million years.
• Observe the geologic wonders of the Fisher Towers and Utah’s signature Delicate Arch.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Varies by date. Oct. 2, 2016: Challenging – Hiking up to 10 miles daily on varied terrain; elevations of 4,000-12,000 feet. All other dates Moderately Challenging – Hiking 2-8 miles daily; elevations of 4,000-6,000 feet.

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Women Only: This date is offered exclusively for women, and is led by two experienced female leaders.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences


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