8718
Arizona/Utah
On the Road: Absolute Southwest — A Canyonlands Adventure
This one has it all – three iconic National Parks, two National Monuments, a raft trip on the Colorado, a Jeep trip in Monument Valley and quintessential S.W. landscapes throughout!
Rating (4.95)
Program No. 8718TQK
Length
12 days
Starts at
2,049

At a Glance

Journey to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Sedona and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Learn about the geologic upheavals, native cultures and settlers that give this region its character. Traverse storied landscapes on the Colorado Plateau, experience the Navajo Reservation and gaze up at canyon rims from the Colorado River.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile daily over varied terrain. Elevations just over 8,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a Navajo-led 4x4 adventure in Monument Valley and a smooth-water raft float on the Colorado River.
  • Experience Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.
  • Study the region’s geology, natural history, Native Americans, current issues and historical characters.

General Notes

This program starts in Phoenix, AZ and ends in Las Vegas, NV. Transportation on this program is usually by full sized motorcoach, with about 40 participants. All 2019 dates include exclusive accommodations at historic Goulding’s Lodge - John Wayne and John Ford’s favorite haunt with iconic views of Monument Valley.
Featured Expert
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Matt Turner
Since he decided to attend high school in Southwest Colorado, Matt Turner has been in love with the natural wonders of the Four Corners region prompting him to obtain a degree in Natural History from Prescott College. In addition to working as a field biologist and ecological consultant, he is an avid photographer, leads trips throughout the Southwest, across rivers and in the backcountry. As a naturalist, he hopes to impart a unique perspective of the region's natural environment in all of its visitors.

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

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Matt Turner
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Joanna Joseph
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