Overseas Walks- Walking among the magnificent canyonlands of USA
The tour is 25 days long. It sounds a tough ask, but for lovers of daily walks, balmy dry air, moderate temperatures, Autumn colours, fewer tourist numbers and epic desert and canyon landscapes of the USA to wander there wasn’t anything tough about it!
You will be impressed with the relaxed touring hours, variation of moderately graded walks and mix of free time keep everything so balanced
After 25 days, our tour members mused they could continue walking for another month! Every single day offers up something unusual and different.
An enormous variety of walks in state and national parks each with their exotic landscapes and vastness, teeming with unusual plants and wildlife. Embracing the best trails of California Arizona Utah and Nevada, this really is the perfect itinerary for walking enthusiasts!
The California hinterland is first up with a stop in Palm Springs, San Jacinto and its 8,000ft views. Joshua Tree National Park presents us with our first desert environment to walk and rock hop.
Then cactus spotting and naming can become a ‘thing’ as we move toward Tuscon and the rich red-rock landscapes of Arizona. The giant saguaro cactus dominate horizons and will have you mesmerised with ideas and insights to the Wild West and all the hardships that would present in such harsh environments. John Wayne movie buffs will love it!
There is much to learn about desert life and the critters that dwell within. A day walking the vast Sonora Desert Museum (Internationally acclaimed and winner of numerous awards) is time well spent with endless treasures to be found.
We walk an excellent river trail showcasing stunning Autumn beauty amidst burnt and vibrant red rock monoliths surrounding the township of Sedona (the Queenstown of Arizona).
A visit to the stunning cliff dwellings of the early native North American Indians and walking amongst small cavehomes peppering the walls of Walnut Canyon is a fascinating day. Waking up on the South Rim of the famous Grand
Above right: Experiencing the Grand Canyon views. Below left: Spires at Bryce Canyon.