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Hiking Arizona's Sonoran Desert: Exploring the Superstition Mountains

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7 Days | 6 Nights
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.
Experience five days of spectacular desert hiking amid some of the most beautiful country in the Southwest. Trek through the rugged, cactus-laden landscapes of the Superstition Wilderness, home of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine and the mysterious Weaver’s Needle.


Spend five days hiking with experts n the Sonoran Desert’s Superstition Wilderness.
Explore the geology, desert ecology and human history of the area as you cover its unique and varied terrain.
Journey to the shores of Apache Lake and its resort on the north side where you spend two more days hiking in the Salt River Canyon.

Program Notes

This program is "Challenging". For a "Moderately Challenging" hiking program in the same area, we suggest program #6117. For two weeks of hiking in the area, we suggest these two programs back to back.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Hike 5-10 miles on established trails and off-trail routes with uneven terrain, high steps, desert vegetation, rocky areas, some rock scrambling. Elevation changes up to 1,200 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Mesa, 3 nights; Superstition Mountains, 3 nights; depart Mesa.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

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Feb 3 — Feb 9, 2013 waitlist only  

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips


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