Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada is a place where high peaks tower over neighboring valleys, and roaring mountain rivers cascade over granite ledges. From early inhabitants like the native Ahwahneechee, to conservation advocates like naturalist John Muir, Yosemite has always been an inspirational natural wonder. Yosemite played an early role in the idea […]
Explore the landscapes and cultural legacies of the Southwest – from the most iconic, to some of the most out-of-the-way destinations in this rich, compelling region. The adventure begins with hiking and discovery in Arches National Park and the Island in the Sky and Needles districts of Canyonlands National Park. The two parks aren’t far from each other in distance, but are strikingly different in what you will see and experience. Arches is a relatively small park, yet packed with the largest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. Canyonlands is sprawling, with buttes, fins, canyons, and quiet, secret corners in four distinct districts.
Your unique journey dives deeper from those better-known parks to Bears Ears National Monument, a fascinating place of historic and prehistoric significance. You won’t find the same kind of infrastructure that exists in other parklands, just rugged, wild, and remote beauty. The trip etches its final indelible memories with a drive through Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and visit to the incredible cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park. Exploring these unique and diverse landscapes with an expert guide brings insights and experiences you would miss on your own. Join us!