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Spring 2018 National Park Trips

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Spring 2018 National Park Trips


Come join us as we tour America's greatest treasure, our National Park Lands!!! Crossing four states and visiting five parks you'll see some of the best and most iconic sites the Southwest has to offer. From the massive caves of Carlsbad Caverns, to the scenic gypsum sands of White Sands, and the iconic beauty of Yosemite's waterfalls, it won't be something you'll soon forget. But let's not forget the crown jewel, Grand Canyon National Park. With its endless vistas and rich heritage, you have to experience it for yourself.  Sign up for each trip individually or  get 20% off and go on all of them with the National Park Pass.  

For Spring 2018  National Park Pass click HERE

3/23/18 Grand Canyon Camp and Hike

Join us on this base-camp style camping adventure to the Grand Canyon's South Rim. We'll be staying inside the park at Mather Campground, roasting marshmallows, and cooking over an open fire. Highlights of the trip will include, sunset and start gazing at Desert View, hiking down the historic footpaths down into the outer canyon, and watching the sunrise over Zoroaster and Brama Temples from Yaki Point. Make sure to soak it in as no camera can capture this experience.

See attached PDF for more information such as itinerary and packing list. 
Member Fee: 
175
Non-Member Fee: 
215
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
24
Registration Dates: 
02/21/2018 to 03/20/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Mar 23 2018

03/23/2018 - 2:00pm to 03/25/2018 - 8:00pm

4/6/2018 White Sands National Monument

"Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here." We'll spend the weekend camping in a remote enclave experiencing a desert scene like no place on earth. highlights include sledding the dunes, memorable sunsets, and sweeping vistas. 

See attached PDF for more information such as Itinerary and Packing List
Member Fee: 
175
Non-Member Fee: 
215
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
02/21/2018 to 04/01/2018
Start Date: 
Sun May 06 2018

04/06/2018 - 2:00am to 04/08/2018 - 8:00pm

4/20/18 Grand Canyon Camp & Hike

Join us on this base-camp style camping adventure to the Grand Canyon's South Rim. We'll stay be staying inside the park at Mather Campground, roasting marshmallows, and cooking over an open fire. Highlights of the trip will include, sunset and start gazing at Desert View, hiking down the historic footpaths down into the outer canyon, and watching the sunrise over Zoroaster and Brama Temples from Yaki Point. Make sure to soak it in as no camera can capture this experience.

See attached PDF for more information such as itinerary and packing list. 
Member Fee: 
175
Non-Member Fee: 
215
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
24
Registration Dates: 
02/21/2018 to 04/15/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Apr 20 2018

04/20/2018 - 2:00pm to 04/23/2018 - 8:00pm

4/27/18 Carlsbad Caverns / Guadalupe National Park

Nestled in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico and Texas, Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe National Parks offer a unique view Capitan Reef both above and below ground. We'll spend part of the time hiking Devil's Hall, a natural staircase formed by steep canyon walls, and the rest of the time exploring the famous Big Room cavern, or as Will Rogers called it "The Grand Canyon with a roof over it". 

 See Attached PDF for more information such as Trip Itinerary and  Packing List
Member Fee: 
195
Non-Member Fee: 
235
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
02/21/2018 to 04/22/2018
Start Date: 
Fri Apr 27 2018

04/27/2018 - 2:00pm to 04/29/2018 - 8:00pm

5/12/18 Yosemite National Park

Making a a return after years away the legendary Outdoor Rec Yosemite Trip is back Spring 2018! This rendition will be a base camp style trip, hitting all the must-see spots! We'll be day hiking though-out the park, and is geared as a basic sight seeing camping trip. Come check one of the most Iconic parks in the National Park System of your list. You won't regret it!

Please see attached PDF for more info such a Trip Itinerary and Packing List
Member Fee: 
375
Non-Member Fee: 
435
Location: 
Minimum Enrollment: 
6
Maximum Enrollment: 
12
Registration Dates: 
02/21/2018 to 05/06/2018
Start Date: 
Sat May 12 2018

05/12/2018 - 8:00am to 05/15/2018 - 8:00pm