Take leisurely hikes through ancient canyons and along breathtaking sand dunes and discover how flora and fauna have adapted to this most magnificent and extreme environment.

Starting at: $4,400 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park  Rolling sand dunes under stormy skies in Death Valley. Credit: Greg Clure  Zabriskie Point in Death Valley  View from Dante's Peak of Badwater Basin salt flats with Panamint Mountains   Badwater Basin salt flats in Death Valley  Badwater Basin salt flats at sunset. Credit: Brandon Yoshizawa  Sunset sandscape at Mesquite Flats in Death Valley National Park. Credit: James Mattil  Hiking the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley. Credit: Stuart Kaye  Narrow trail through Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley National Park  The oasis of the Furnace Creek Inn, Death Valley  The relaxing pool of the Furnace Creek Inn

Death Valley Adventure

6 days from $4,400

Take leisurely hikes through ancient canyons and along breathtaking sand dunes and discover how flora and fauna have adapted to this most magnificent and extreme environment.

or Call 855-330-1542

Mar 5 - 10, 2017 Departure
Frank Ackerman

Frank Ackerman

Frank Ackerman recently retired as the Director of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. His four-decade career of interpreting nature and history for park and museum visitors, predominantly as a National Park Ranger, began in 1967 at Dinosaur National Monument. Following completion of his M.S. in forestry at Colorado State University and service as an Army officer in a Transportation Corps railway battalion, Frank resumed work in the park service with assignments at Grand Canyon and Death Valley National Parks. Starting in 1977 he initiated the interpretive program at then-new Voyageurs National Park before going to Cape Cod National Seashore as Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resource Management, a post he held for eighteen years. As part of a joint venture between Amtrak and the National Park Service, Frank created an award-winning program of educational commentary aboard passenger trains in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. His current role as a study leader focuses on national parks and heritage railways throughout North America – particularly in the West and in New England.