On this trip you experience
the glory -and mystery- of the beautiful southwest.
You'll spend four days hiking in
the incredibly beautiful Needles area of Canyonlands National Park with its arches and
spires, mysterious canyons, rock art, and ruins. You'll learn about the ancient Anasazi
from local experts and hike to remote ruins such as Moon House, a fine example of an
Anasazi cliff dwelling with corn cobs still in the granary and potsherds still lying about
You'll spend two days on the San Juan River and see pictographs, cliff dwellings, and
perhaps even bighorn sheep as we float down this timeless river and enjoy the quiet
grandeur of the southwest. Sunny and balmy Indian summer weather is typical for this time
of year--and the cottonwoods will be ablaze with fall colors.