The Colorado River and Lake Powell: Jewels of the American Southwest
Program No. 1061RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The Colorado River cuts a path from snowy Rocky Mountain peaks to the plateaus and deserts of the American Southwest, profoundly impacting this region and its inhabitants. Hear about John Wesley Powell’s river exploration and heroics, gain insight into Native American culture, and marvel at the Navajo sandstone and region’s geologic wonders. Immerse yourself in this stunning red rock and blue water landscape during two spectacular boating adventures.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take a smooth-water raft trip between the towering, 800-foot Navajo sandstone cliffs of Glen Canyon on the Colorado River.
  • Enjoy a day-long voyage across Lake Powell to the world’s largest natural bridge, Rainbow Bridge National Monument: 290 feet high and 275 feet across.
  • Explore the sinuous depths of upper Antelope Canyon, the most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.

General Notes

In 2014 groups will also visit Antelope Canyon, the most photographed slot canyon in the Southwest, with a Navajo guide. Its Navajo name is Tse' bighanilini, "the place where water runs through rocks."
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