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
 Delicate Arch, Arches National Park  Vista of Arches National Park. Credit: Fadhillah Azman  Night sky over Delicate Arch.  Credit: Jason Harfield  The Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park  Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park  Monument Valley  Monument Valley  The cliff dwelling of Mesa Verde  The cliff dwelling of Mesa Verde

National Parks of the Southwest

Featuring Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, and Mesa Verde

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 5 - 11, 2018 Departure; Sep 22 - 28, 2018 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. He 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 moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he now calls home.