Highlights

  • Explore the birth of the US Southwest
  • Native American and Pioneer History
  • Historic Tombstone
  • Queen Copper Mine and Fort Bowie
  • Winter Camps of the Cochise and Apache
  • Flora and fauna of the high desert

Nearly 100 years before Britain established a foothold in Jamestown, the Spanish had already established themselves in Mexico and in the American Southwest. Known as Tierra Nueva in the 1540's, states like modern day Arizona and New Mexico were still unexplored lands. The search for gold propelled Spanish conquistador Francisco Vazquez de Coronado to lead the first European expedition here. He found no gold, but succeeded in changing the culture of the American southwest. This was the land of the Chiricahua and Apache Indians, and 19 other tribes of indigenous peoples, and the clash of cultures foreshadowed the changes that lay ahead. This Walk celebrates the many ancient cultures who made their home here, as far back as the prehistoric Clovis civilization until today. With respect, we glimpse how this area came to be part of America. Throughout, we're met with overwhelming majesty in the landscape, and the flora and fauna of the high desert. This is a rare look at America, traveling in small towns and out of the way places. Due to the remote nature of this Walk, some hotels and meals may not meet the The Wayfarers' normally high standard for luxury. Rest assured wherever we go, we always opt for the best available accommodation and dining.

Moderate
The Triangle T Ranch was the real deal
Well defined trails. Dry underfoot, with occassional rock streches. Up to 700' elevation gain and altitudes to 6800'.

TRIP DETAILS

from
$4,395.00
Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single Supplement $595.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $4,175.00

Dates

From Oct 4 to Oct 10 (more dates)
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Begins: Tucson Ends: Tucson
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