Road Scholar

Hiking Death Valley - Program #6120   (Level 5)

Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park which encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California.  It is rich in its history of man, mines and minerals, and its geological phenomena show a land torn by immense physical changes. Enjoy a diversity of Level 5 hikes led by experienced guides on varying terrain through scenic canyons, across ancient lake deposits and into crystallized salt pans. Visit abandoned borax mining areas and gentle climbs across alluvial fans, mesquite flats and mud playas. We also plan to visit Bad Water (-282 feet below sea level) Stovepipe Wells, Salt Creek, Dante's View, Ubehebe Crater and Scotty’s Castle. Hikes are moderately strenuous.

Motel accommodations in Beatty, Nevada are at the Stage Coach Hotel & Casino. Rooms have private baths, TV's, phones, and refrigerators. The hotel offers an unheated outdoor pool, jacuzzi, indoor casino, cocktail lounge, and a 24-hour restaurant, (Denny’s). Round trip transportation is available from Las Vegas to Beatty with prior arrangements, for an extra fee per person; reservations must be made two (2) weeks in advance.

Motel accommodations in Death Valley, California are at the Furnace Creek Ranch, located inside the park. The rooms have private baths, TV’s phones, and refrigerators. The Ranch offers a year round pool that is heated by local warm springs (remember to bring your suit). Round trip transportation is available from Las Vegas to Death Valley with prior arrangements, for an extra fee per person. Reservations must be made (2) two weeks in advance.

This is a very busy itinerary for the participants.  A detailed itinerary can be located by going to www.roadscholar.org and searching for program #6120.    

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All current and available programs are listed on Road Scholar's web page at www.roadscholar.org and can be searched by their program number as shown.

Meals in Beatty are at Denny’s (located in the Stage Coach Hotel & Casino) and other local area restaurants.

Meals in Death Valley are at the Furnace Creek Ranch.

Special dietary needs must be provided by individual participants; restaurants and staff are unable to accomodate for special dietary restrictions.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Please note that refrigerators are available in the rooms for personal use.

Hiking programs offer acclimation to elevation gains, beginning at lower elevations, increasing to higher elevations at the end of the week.  People residing in lower elevations should consider arriving a day or two earlier to begin to acclimate to higher elevations. It is important that you arrive in good physical condition and be active in hiking programs or regimens on a regular basis in order to gain the most benefit and enjoyment from all of the programs.  Death Valley National Park is at sea level or slightly above or below!

REGISTRATION

To register online: please visit www.roadscholar.org and log in using your username & password. If you do not know your username and password you can find them by clicking on the "Need help logging in?" link in the upper left corner of the Road Scholar home page; or register.    Use the appropriate program number shown above to register in that specific program.  Remember, programs fill rapidly. Many of the programs offered here fill and have waitlist status only.  Register early to avoid missing the program of your choice.

To register by phone: please call Road Scholar 1-877-454-5768 Monday – Friday, 9 am to 6 pm ET.

Please bring appropriate shoes/clothing with you. A "What to Bring" list is included in the program Welcome Packet. After enrolling, a confirmation letter and welcome packet will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 weeks prior to your program date.  Upon its receipt, please complete the necessary forms and return them as quickly as possible.  You will then receive a more detailed daily itinerary at the Welcome Reception on the first day of the program.

Should you have any questions please contact the program administrator, JJ Graham, by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or cell phone: 775-764-0726.

Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park, and your nights gazing into an incredible night sky. The park encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California. It is rich in human history and its geological phenomena show a land created by immense forces.

For the 2017-18 season, two levels of hiking experience will be provided:

The Outdoor: Spirited level program includes 1 to 2 hikes per day. The hikes last from 1 to 3 hours, going cross-country, through washes, up canyons, and over sand dunes. This program is designed to accommodate a variety of hiking speeds and you can choose how far you go on each hike.

The Outdoor: Challenging level program is designed for the serious hiker who wants to do longer, faster-paced, more challenging hikes. There is 1 hike per day; hikes vary from 6 to 10 miles in length. All have uneven footing; some are at elevations over 5,000 feet.

These programs are provided through Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). To learn more, or to register for a program, go to the Road Scholar: Hiking Death Valley National Park page https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/6120/hiking-death-valley-national-park or go to their home page, www.roadscholar.org, and search for program #6120. 

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION: Please visit www.roadscholar.org or call Road Scholar toll-free: 1-800-454-5768 for navigation assistance. Please refer to Hiking in Death Valley program #6120. Register early to avoid missing your desired date preference. Programs without enought registrants may be cancelled.

Should you have any questions please contact the program administrator, Renee Rusler, by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event date Nov 5, 2017
Event End Date Nov 10, 2017
Capacity 12
Available place 12
Individual Price 1549.00
$1,549.00 12

Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park, and your nights gazing into an incredible night sky. The park encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California. It is rich in human history and its geological phenomena show a land created by immense forces.

For the 2017-18 season, two levels of hiking experience will be provided:

The Outdoor: Spirited level program includes 1 to 2 hikes per day. The hikes last from 1 to 3 hours, going cross-country, through washes, up canyons, and over sand dunes. This program is designed to accommodate a variety of hiking speeds and you can choose how far you go on each hike.

The Outdoor: Challenging level program is designed for the serious hiker who wants to do longer, faster-paced, more challenging hikes. There is 1 hike per day; hikes vary from 6 to 10 miles in length. All have uneven footing; some are at elevations over 5,000 feet.

These programs are provided through Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). To learn more, or to register for a program, go to the Road Scholar: Hiking Death Valley National Park page https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/6120/hiking-death-valley-national-park or go to their home page, www.roadscholar.org, and search for program #6120. 

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION: Please visit www.roadscholar.org or call Road Scholar toll-free: 1-800-454-5768 for navigation assistance. Please refer to Hiking in Death Valley program #6120. Register early to avoid missing your desired date preference. Programs without enought registrants may be cancelled.

Should you have any questions please contact the program administrator, Renee Rusler, by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event date Jan 7, 2018
Event End Date Jan 12, 2018
Capacity 18
Available place 18
Individual Price 1649.00
$1,649.00 18

Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park, and your nights gazing into an incredible night sky. The park encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California. It is rich in human history and its geological phenomena show a land created by immense forces.

For the 2017-18 season, two levels of hiking experience will be provided:

The Outdoor: Spirited level program includes 1 to 2 hikes per day. The hikes last from 1 to 3 hours, going cross-country, through washes, up canyons, and over sand dunes. This program is designed to accommodate a variety of hiking speeds and you can choose how far you go on each hike.

The Outdoor: Challenging level program is designed for the serious hiker who wants to do longer, faster-paced, more challenging hikes. There is 1 hike per day; hikes vary from 6 to 10 miles in length. All have uneven footing; some are at elevations over 5,000 feet.

These programs are provided through Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). To learn more, or to register for a program, go to the Road Scholar: Hiking Death Valley National Park page https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/6120/hiking-death-valley-national-park or go to their home page, www.roadscholar.org, and search for program #6120. 

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION: Please visit www.roadscholar.org or call Road Scholar toll-free: 1-800-454-5768 for navigation assistance. Please refer to Hiking in Death Valley program #6120. Register early to avoid missing your desired date preference. Programs without enought registrants may be cancelled.

Should you have any questions please contact the program administrator, Renee Rusler, by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event date Jan 21, 2018
Event End Date Jan 26, 2018
Capacity 18
Available place 18
Individual Price 1649.00
$1,649.00 18

Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park, and your nights gazing into an incredible night sky. The park encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California. It is rich in human history and its geological phenomena show a land created by immense forces.

For the 2017-18 season, two levels of hiking experience will be provided:

The Outdoor: Spirited level program includes 1 to 2 hikes per day. The hikes last from 1 to 3 hours, going cross-country, through washes, up canyons, and over sand dunes. This program is designed to accommodate a variety of hiking speeds and you can choose how far you go on each hike.

The Outdoor: Challenging level program is designed for the serious hiker who wants to do longer, faster-paced, more challenging hikes. There is 1 hike per day; hikes vary from 6 to 10 miles in length. All have uneven footing; some are at elevations over 5,000 feet.

These programs are provided through Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). To learn more, or to register for a program, go to the Road Scholar: Hiking Death Valley National Park page https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/6120/hiking-death-valley-national-park or go to their home page, www.roadscholar.org, and search for program #6120. 

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION: Please visit www.roadscholar.org or call Road Scholar toll-free: 1-800-454-5768 for navigation assistance. Please refer to Hiking in Death Valley program #6120. Register early to avoid missing your desired date preference. Programs without enought registrants may be cancelled.

Should you have any questions please contact the program administrator, Renee Rusler, by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event date Jan 28, 2018
Event End Date Feb 2, 2018
Capacity 18
Available place 18
Individual Price 1649.00
$1,649.00 18

Spend your days hiking and exploring the unique landscape and incredible geology of Death Valley National Park, and your nights gazing into an incredible night sky. The park encompasses over 3.3 million acres in southeastern California. It is rich in human history and its geological phenomena show a land created by immense forces.

For the 2017-18 season, two levels of hiking experience will be provided:

The Outdoor: Spirited level program includes 1 to 2 hikes per day. The hikes last from 1 to 3 hours, going cross-country, through washes, up canyons, and over sand dunes. This program is designed to accommodate a variety of hiking speeds and you can choose how far you go on each hike.

The Outdoor: Challenging level program is designed for the serious hiker who wants to do longer, faster-paced, more challenging hikes. There is 1 hike per day; hikes vary from 6 to 10 miles in length. All have uneven footing; some are at elevations over 5,000 feet.

These programs are provided through Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). To learn more, or to register for a program, go to the Road Scholar: Hiking Death Valley National Park page https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/6120/hiking-death-valley-national-park or go to their home page, www.roadscholar.org, and search for program #6120. 

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION: Please visit www.roadscholar.org or call Road Scholar toll-free: 1-800-454-5768 for navigation assistance. Please refer to Hiking in Death Valley program #6120. Register early to avoid missing your desired date preference. Programs without enought registrants may be cancelled.

Should you have any questions please contact the program administrator, Renee Rusler, by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event date Feb 4, 2018
Event End Date Feb 9, 2018
Capacity 18
Available place 18
Individual Price 1649.00
$1,649.00 18

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