22961
Colorado
The Mighty Seven: Colorado’s Majestic National Parks and Monuments
Learn about Colorado’s natural wonders as you journey across the state exploring seven of its most stunning and diverse national parks and monuments.
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Program No. 22961RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,999

At a Glance

Known for its towering Rocky Mountains and rushing Colorado River, the Centennial State is bathed with magnificent landscapes unlike any other in the United States. Immerse yourself in these landscapes as you loop around western Colorado to explore seven uniquely beautiful national parks and monuments. From the tallest sand dunes in North America, to one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world, discover Colorado’s geographic phenomena with expert instructors, and take a peek into the lives of the natives that thrived off these lands long ago.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to 2 miles a day on uneven terrain with elevations up to 12,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Mesa Verde, the only National Park dedicated to human habitation, as you look into the lives of ancestral Pueblo people.
  • In Rocky Mountain National Park, discover massive monoliths within a vast plateau and a canyon panorama at the lesser-known Colorado National Monument.
  • Venture off the beaten path to the Dinosaur National Monument, and experience its 210,000 acres of colorful rock layers, spectacular faults and deeply carved river canyons.
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Joan Fields
A Colorado native, Joan Fields has always had a deep interest in the culture and history of the state. She is a member of several historical organizations and has had many years of experience in leading study explorations for various groups. She is a past president of Ghost Town Club of Colorado, an organization that focuses on the preservation and study of Colorado’s past. Her deep love of the state and passion for history brings everything together.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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