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WILLCOX, ARIZONA

Hiking the Chiricahua Mountains

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Program #2105RJ
7 Days | 6 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.
The mountains of southeast Arizona offer some of the best hiking in the United States. Trails climb through five life zones starting in desert grasslands and traveling through pinion juniper and pine woodlands to Douglas fir, all on the migratory path of a wide range of bird species. Sample a variety of trails while learning the natural history, archaeology and history of the region.


Highlights

• Hiking and classroom study provide introduction to the scenic wonders of the Chiricahua Mountains, including the unique ecology of “sky islands” — isolated mountain ranges surrounded by desert grasslands.
• A lecture and slide presentation enlightens you on the natural history of the area, while visits to historical sites and museums bring the human history of the area to life.
• Learn about the ranching industry today compared to yesteryear and enjoy good old Western musical entertainment presented by a local couple.

Activity Notes

Hiking up to six miles. Elevations from 5,000 to 8,000 feet.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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