Hiking in the Desert: Arizona’s Valley of the Sun and Superstition Mountains
Join wilderness experts to hike Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, where you’ll learn about plant identification, desert ecology and the legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine.
Program No. 6117RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Come to the Arizona desert for some of the most dramatic and beautiful hiking country in the Southwest. On 4 1/2 days of hiking, experienced wilderness guides introduce facets of Arizona’s varied geology, unique ecology and fascinating human history while nighttime in the Superstition Mountains brings spectacular night skies for enthusiastic stargazers.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike Sonoran desert trails while learning to identify cactus species and exploring basin and range topography.
  • While in Phoenix, hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and on South Mountain.
  • Trek through the rugged landscapes of Salt River Canyon and the volcanic Superstition Mountains.

General Notes

For a "Challenging" hiking program in the same area, you may enjoy "Hiking Arizona's Sonoran Desert: Exploring the Superstition Mountains" (#19723). Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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