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Hiking in Death Valley: Unique Landscapes and Incredible Geology

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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.
If you’re a serious hiker looking for a challenge and wanting to explore places within Death Valley National Park that few visitors ever get to see, then this is the adventure for you! Seasoned instructors lead challenging hikes over varying terrain in scenic canyons, to lookout points, into water-carved ravines, over ancient lake deposits, crystallized salt pans and sand dunes. Experience the hidden gems in this largest National Park in the Lower 48!


• Expert instructors discuss the geology, human stories and natural history that make Death Valley National Park so unique.
• Hike up an alluvial fan into Jayhawker Canyon to experience Native American petroglyphs and inscriptions from early pioneers.
• Be challenged on a final-day hike at 9,100-foot Wildrose Peak for spectacular views of Death Valley.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Daily hikes of 6-8 miles on uneven, varied and rough terrain. Elevation gains of 1,000 feet or more.

Coordinated by Death Valley Natural History Association.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners


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