Our Off the Beaten Path Desert Southwest region is laden with national parklands to explore, including Arches, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Capitol Reef, and more. Each is very different from the other, presenting totally unique views and experiences. The towns you might visit are also distinct from one another. Moab, Sedona, Tucson, Taos, Price, Boulder, Springdale, St. George—each has a personality shaped by its surroundings, history, and contemporary culture.
If you prefer the ease and fun of small group travel, choose one of our Small Group tours that include such national parklands as Big Bend, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, Mesa Verde and Zion. On those trips you might enjoy an afternoon flatwater float on Colorado River, climb to the mysterious ruins left by Ancestral Puebloans, or step into a legendary trading post that dates back to 1916. Or maybe you’ll see pictographs in caves inhabited by early Mescalero Apaches, trek to a 250-million-year-old fossil reef tucked within a sweeping bend of the Rio Grande, gaze at stars in some of the nation’s darkest skies, and hike in the wildest of wildernesses. Or how about this—ring in the New Year on the rim of the Grand Canyon!
If you’re more of a freestyler, we’ll design a private custom trip just for you. We’ll suggest the right national parks to suit your interests, or plan a terrific road trip that takes in the art, cultures, and history of places such as Mesa Verde, Santa Fe, and Taos. Dip a paintbrush into watercolors and learn how to capture the scene with a local artist, or tumble past and present together on a jeep tour of the Monument Valley with a Navajo guide.
We can make your Desert Southwest adventure travels grand and colorful, active and contemplative, pure fun and soulfully regenerative. Join us in the Southwest, off the beaten path!