On the Road: Hopi Mesas, Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley — Hopi & Navajo
Gain a deeper understanding of Hopi and Navajo cultures as you visit their reservations to experience the landscapes, artifacts and traditions that have shaped their ancient story.
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Program No. 18591RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Stay on both the Navajo and Hopi reservations and immerse yourself in these cultures with exposure to native speakers and artisans who share insights into their life ways. Visit the Hopi village of Old Oraibi atop a windswept mesa. At Canyon de Chelly, field trips visit both North and South rims and the inner Canyon. Experience Monument Valley’s iconic formations and sweeping vistas.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain. Optional longer hike at Canyon de Chelly to Ancestral Puebloan ruins. Elevations up to 7,300 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy two Navajo-led 4x4 adventures to see ruins, petroglyphs and natural beauty.
  • Enjoy a docent-led field trip to Phoenix’s famed Heard Museum, telling the stories of the Native American peoples of the Southwest.
  • Visit Hubble Trading Post and hear from Navajo and Hopi speakers about their cultures and challenges.
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Ray Coin
A member of the Hopi tribe, Ray Coin is from the Third Mesa village of Bacavi on the Hopi Reservation in northeast Arizona. His father worked at the Museum of Northern Arizona, and while growing up, Ray and his siblings rubbed elbows with the geologists, archaeologists, ecologists and palaeontologists doing field work at the museum during the summer months. Ray has been sharing his Hopi culture with Road Scholar participants since 1993.
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Ray Coin
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