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BEGINS IN: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Hiking Death Valley National Park and the Valley of Fire

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Program #7608RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
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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.
Tread the sands of time to discover Mother Nature’s diverse palette of colorful rock formations in this stunning corner of the desert Southwest. Among layers that span every major geologic era, find history hidden in the rocks. Study geology, ecology and human history through lectures, daily walks and hikes with geologists and other experts in their fields. Travel in our own comfortable Road Scholar 32 passenger bus with an upgraded video/audio system allowing our instructors to teach while "on the go."


Highlights

• Learn why the sun-lit rocks inspired the park’s name “Valley of Fire,” as you view fascinating petroglyphs.
• Find a world of sand dunes, rugged canyons and landscapes carved from primeval rock in Death Valley.
• Hikes include visits to Badwater, White Dome, Mouse Tank, Golden Canyon, Gower Gulch, Mesquite Dunes, Grotto Canyon, Mosaic Canyon, Ubehebe Crater, Willow Canyon and Zabriskie Point.

Activity Notes

Hiking up to five miles daily over uneven terrain. Shorter, slower paced hikes on "active" weeks.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Las Vegas, 2 nights; coach to Death Valley, Furnace Creek, 4 nights; coach to Las Vegas, departure.

Date Notes
3/7/2015
We will offer shorter hikes and a more leisurely pace on this departure which is in the "active" activity level category.11/9/2015
We will offer shorter hikes and a more leisurely pace on this departure which is in the "active" activity level category.11/15/2015
2015 departures are 6-nights duratuion, with 4-nights inside the park.2/2/2015
We will offer shorter hikes and a more leisurely pace on this departure which is in the "active" activity level category.

Coordinated by Dixie State University.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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