21290
Arizona
Grand Canyon Family Adventure: Exploring the Canyon's North and South Rims
Get a unique perspective of the Grand Canyon as you explore the North and South Rims, learn about Native American culture and fly above the Colorado River for a bird’s-eye view!
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Program No. 21290RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,399
Getting There
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At a Glance

The Grand Canyon is way too big to take home with you, but on this once-in-a-lifetime, multi-generational family adventure you’ll create indelible memories so that a little piece of the canyon stays with you forever. Join a seasoned Grand Canyon expert to discover the geology, natural history and Native American heritage of this world wonder. Enjoy walks and hikes to stunning view points, marvel at a sunset and learn from park rangers what this treasure means to America. En route to the canyon, ride a 4x4 jeep through Sedona’s magnificent red-rock country and journey to the geological beginning of the Grand Canyon at Lee’s Ferry on the banks of the Colorado River.
Activity Level
Active
Walk 1-2 miles daily over varied terrain. Riding jeep on dirt roads, sand and slick rock. Elevations up to 8,000 feet.
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Climb aboard one of Sedona’s famed “Pink Jeeps” to explore red-rock canyons and dramatic scenic vistas not accessible to most visitors.
  • Take a thrilling narrated flight high above the Grand Canyon in a fixed-wing aircraft, enjoying bird's-eye views of the Colorado River and inner canyon.
  • Take a refreshing dip in a quiet eddy of the Colorado River in Marble Canyon; see fantastical mushroom rocks and learn about the area’s colorful human history.

General Notes

This is a Family Program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up.
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Joanna Joseph
Daughter of a Montana saddle maker, Joanna Joseph is an artist, musician and interpreter of human history. At the University of Montana, she studied art, drama and classical Greek. Joanna was also program supervisor at Glen Canyon Dam, developing an appreciation for the importance of water in the Southwest. A resident of Big Water, Utah, she has worked with Road Scholar since 1994.
Joanna Joseph
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