The Best of Sedona: Natural and Cultural Landscapes in Red Rock Country
Immerse yourself in the story of Sedona as you join local experts to learn about and explore ancient cliff dwellings, iconic Red Rocks, a heritage railway and the majestic Grand Canyon.
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Program No. 1062RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover why Sedona and the Grand Canyon are the two most awe-inspiring sites in Arizona. Go beyond the geology to uncover the natural and human histories of these color-splashed landscapes. Enjoy an exploration of Sedona’s best-loved sights and red-rock vistas. Ride the rails along the wild and scenic Verde River and beside its verdant canyon as you scan for wildlife. Journey via the towering beauty of Oak Creek Canyon to Grand Canyon National Park to explore this iconic and quintessential American treasure with time to walk along the rim while soaking in its grandeur.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one-half mile with longer optional hikes. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See ancient cliff dwellings while uncovering the past of the Sinagua people at Montezuma Castle National Monument.
  • In Sedona, visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Airport Mesa with its magnificent 360-degree views.
  • Spend a full day at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim, complete with interpretive walks accompanied by a local expert.
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Garrett Roberts
From the historical to the cinematic to the dust-on-your-brow trail, Garrett Roberts knows the American West. His lectures invoke intrigue and humor to dispel the myths created by Hollywood’s western genre. Garrett replicates museum-quality 19th century leather equipment for theater, is an avid hiker, and enjoys singing jazz. He has also worked for Emmy award-winning wardrobe designer Michael Boyd and was the key costume designer for Stephen Spielberg’s “Into the West.”
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Amy Calhoun
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Garrett Roberts
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Ken Lyn Mikell
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Chris Coder
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Stanley S. Beus
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Margaret (Maggie) Mitchell
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