Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Exploring Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, and Mesa Verde


2014 DEPARTURES

5/11-5/16, 6/8-6/13, 8/31-9/5, 9/12-9/17, 9/21-9/26

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Trip Length 6 days/5 nights
Group Size 4-16
Arrive/Depart Durango, Colorado
Price From $2,595 to $2,995
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*Price varies depending upon departure's group size.

Territories Desert Southwest Legendary Canyon Country : Journey Highlights





The intrigue of the past, beauty of the present, and the pleasures of the outdoors blend perfectly on this journey of discovery to the fascinating, deep Desert Southwest. Enjoy guided hikes into an astounding landscape of spires, fins, arches, and canyons, where you learn both the grand and subtle influences that shape life here. You'll follow an expert guide to Ancestral Puebloan sites to learn how ancient people adapted to the land, and also have a chance to try your hand at canyoneering, the sport of rappelling into hard to reach canyons. The pace and variety of this journey make it a fantastic trip, and May and September are a great time to explore this stunning desert landscape.

  • National Parks Conservation Association departure: Join our NPCA-hosted trip, September 12-17.
  • National Parks: Arches, Canyonlands, and Mesa Verde National Parks are shining, southwest jewels in the national park system, offering unique views and experiences.
  • Canyoneering 101: Try the fun sport of canyoneering, with exciting rappels and scrambles into hard-to-reach canyons. All equipment provided, no experience necessary.
  • Fun hiking: Enjoy a variety of easy to moderate (and incredible) hikes to explore astonishing landforms and archaeological sites.
  • Culture and history: Learn about ancient cultures that once occupied this landscape, and get the modern tribal perspective.

"You'll get a beautiful feel for the amazing, and amazingly diverse, canyon country on this journey, with its interesting and moderately paced hikes, and visits to off-the-beaten path cultural sites." Barbara Mall, OBP Travel Advisor