Explore the stunning landscapes and rich history of the American Southwest during gentle hikes through four distinctly different parklands in Utah and Colorado.  

Starting at: $3,825 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
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National Parks of the American Southwest

From Utah to Colorado

7 days from $3,825

Explore the stunning landscapes and rich history of the American Southwest during gentle hikes through four distinctly different parklands in Utah and Colorado.  

or Call 855-330-1542

May 13 - 19, 2017 Departure
Nathanael Dodge

Nathanael Dodge

Nathanael Dodge combines his outdoor interests, education, and hands-on experience to provide you with an exciting and well-rounded outing. Nathanael’s style of teaching is experiential, and in the field he excels at bringing geologic, natural, human, and cultural history to life.

Nathanael graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a B.A. in Social Science. In addition, he is a Wilderness First Responder, with lots of knowledge about backcountry safety and survival, and spent many years working as a crisis prevention instructor.

May 13 - 19, 2017 Departure

John Ninnemann

John is former dean of the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Biology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.  John is a long time resident of the Southwest and has a keen interest in the biology and geology of the Colorado Plateau, as well as its human history and cultures.

John's photography has been published in several books, including Canyon Spirits: Beauty and Power in the Ancestral Puebloan World, and San Juan Bonanza: Western Colorado's Mining Legacy. His continuing photographic interests include the flora and fauna of the high desert, archeoastronomy, rock art, and the architecture of remote historic and prehistoric sites.

John is an avid hiker, backpacker, and river runner who loves to share these passions with fellow travelers. Most Recently, John has left Durango and calls Santa Fe home, New Mexico home.

May 13 - 19, 2017 Departure

Drew Schlachter

Drew has been a guide in the great outdoors since 1997, leading people of all ages in a variety of destinations, from Alaska to Arizona and beyond. Drew received a degree in Parks and Recreation management from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he still lives with his family. He is certified as an interpretive guide, CPR, First Aid, and is a Wilderness First Responder. Additionally, he has training in outdoor leadership and Leave No Trace Ethics.