New Mexico/Arizona

Santa Fe & the Southwest: Inspiring Landscapes

Explore the spectacular Southwest to discover the hauntingly gorgeous landscape that has been muse to generations of writers, painters, photographers and more.
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Program No. 22393RJ
9 days
Starts at

At a Glance

The spectacular Southwestern landscape has inspired generations of writers, artists and photographers. From Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitude to Tony Hillerman’s mystery novels, the haunting beauty of this area has been a siren’s call for many, who have painted, written about and photographed its unique mystery. Experience the wonder firsthand with this magical journey through some of this country’s most stunning scenery.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day, standing for an hour; stairs. Elevations of 5,000-7,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover some of the most extensive collections of Southwestern Native American art in the world at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring ruins at Chaco Canyon, a thriving center of culture more than 1,000 years ago.
  • Fall in love with the enchanting landscape of the Navajo Nation, including Shiprock, the Chuska Mountains and Monument Valley.
Suggested Reading List
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