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Hiking Death Valley National Park and the Valley of Fire

Program No. 7608RJ
Death Valley isn't as scary as it sounds. Join experts to learn about unique rock formations, local ecology and ancient petroglyphs as you hike and explore these two stunning parks.

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Activity Level: Outdoor: No Sweat (10)
DATES & starting prices
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Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2024
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2,949
Nov 10 - Nov 16, 2024
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2,949
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Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2024
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2,949
Jan 19 - Jan 25, 2025
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3,099
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Feb 2 - Feb 8, 2025
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3,099
Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2025
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3,099
Mar 2 - Mar 8, 2025
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3,099
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Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2025
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3,099
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Nov 2 - Nov 8, 2025
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Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2025
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3,099
Activity Level: Outdoor: No Sweat (10)
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PRICES
Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2024
Starting at
3,739
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Nov 10 - Nov 16, 2024
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3,739
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Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2024
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3,739
Jan 19 - Jan 25, 2025
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3,859
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Feb 2 - Feb 8, 2025
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3,859
Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2025
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3,859
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Mar 2 - Mar 8, 2025
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3,859
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Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2025
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3,859
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Nov 2 - Nov 8, 2025
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3,859
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Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2025
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3,859
Activity Level: Outdoor: Spirited (3)
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PRICES
Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2024
Starting at
2,949
Itinerary Note

Hikes on OUTDOOR: SPIRITED departures are longer, totaling approximately 4-5 miles in length over the course of the day on varied terrain.

Feb 9 - Feb 15, 2025
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

Hikes on OUTDOOR: SPIRITED departures are longer, totaling approximately 4-5 miles in length over the course of the day on varied terrain.

Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2025
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

Hikes on OUTDOOR: SPIRITED departures are longer, totaling approximately 4-5 miles in length over the course of the day on varied terrain.

Activity Level: Outdoor: Spirited (3)
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Nov 3 - Nov 9, 2024
Starting at
3,739
Itinerary Note

Hikes on OUTDOOR: SPIRITED departures are longer, totaling approximately 4-5 miles in length over the course of the day on varied terrain.

Feb 9 - Feb 15, 2025
Starting at
3,859
Itinerary Note

Hikes on OUTDOOR: SPIRITED departures are longer, totaling approximately 4-5 miles in length over the course of the day on varied terrain.

Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2025
Starting at
3,859
Itinerary Note

Hikes on OUTDOOR: SPIRITED departures are longer, totaling approximately 4-5 miles in length over the course of the day on varied terrain.

At a Glance

Tread the sands of time to discover Mother Nature's diverse palette of colorful rock formations in this stunning corner of the desert Southwest. Study geology, ecology and human history through lectures, daily walks and hikes with geologists and other experts in their fields. Travel in our own comfortable Road Scholar 30-passenger bus with an upgraded video/audio system allowing our instructors to teach while "on the go."
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. OUTDOOR: NO SWEAT - Hiking up to two miles per day over varied terrain. Elevations up to 5,500 feet. OUTDOOR: SPIRITED - Hiking up to five miles per day over varied terrain. Elevations up to 5,500 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn why the sun-lit rocks inspired the park's name "Valley of Fire" as you view fascinating petroglyphs.
  • Find a world of sand dunes, rugged canyons and landscapes carved from primeval rock in Death Valley.
  • Hike Badwater, White Dome, Mouse Tank, Golden Canyon, Gower Gulch and more.
Featured Expert
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Janice Hayden
Janice Hayden moved to St. George, Utah to work as a field geologist for the Utah Geological Survey after working as an oil and gas exploration geologist. For 20 years, Janice mapped eighteen 7-½-minute quadrangles of southwest Utah that delineate geological formations, structures, soils, water resources, mineral deposits, and geologic hazards. She is now full-time faculty at Utah Tech University and frequently leads local geology field trips as well as field trips to Utah's national parks.

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

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Janice Hayden View biography
Janice Hayden moved to St. George, Utah to work as a field geologist for the Utah Geological Survey after working as an oil and gas exploration geologist. For 20 years, Janice mapped eighteen 7-½-minute quadrangles of southwest Utah that delineate geological formations, structures, soils, water resources, mineral deposits, and geologic hazards. She is now full-time faculty at Utah Tech University and frequently leads local geology field trips as well as field trips to Utah's national parks.
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Diana Hawks was fortunate to be able to work in a career she loved, as an archaeologist in both the southwestern United States and Mesoamerica. She completed a bachelor’s and a master’s in archaeology at Brigham Young and PhD courses in anthropology and law. She has worked most extensively as an archaeologist in southern Utah and northern Arizona specializing in ceramic analysis of Ancestral Puebloan cultures. She enjoys teaching and working with the public on archaeological projects, especially archaeological inventories and rock art recording.
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