Please join fellow alumni and friends on a journey to the national parks and monuments of the Southwest. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park for awe-inspiring views from the park’s rim. Admire the beauty of light striking Antelope Canyon’s narrow sandstone walls, share a peaceful evening with Navajo storytelling, and ponder cultures past and present at a petroglyph site during a river raft ride down Glen Canyon. Continue to Utah where you’ll spend enjoyable time at all five national parks—Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Zion—viewing rock formations and otherworldly landscapes that must be seen to be believed. With the guidance of an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader and the comforts of a private motorcoach, there is no better way to visit our national parks.
Day 1: Arrive in Phoenix, AZ
Day 2: Phoenix/ Sedona/ Grand Canyon National Park
Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park/ Antelope Canyon/ Lake Powell
Day 4: Glen Canyon/ Monument Valley, UT
Day 5: Monument Valley/ Moab
Day 6: Moab/ Arches National Park/ Canyonlands National Park
Day 7: Capitol Reef National Park/ Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 8: Bryce Canyon National Park/ Zion National Park
Day 9: Zion National Park/ Las Vegas, NV
Day 10: Depart Las Vegas
Optional Pre-Tour Extension: Scottsdale, AZ
Jami Powell is the Hood’s first associate curator of Native American art, a role in which she has served since 2018. Powell, a citizen of the Osage Nation, has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to working at the Hood, she was a faculty lecturer in the American Studies Program at Tufts University. She has focused her research on American Indian expressive forms through an interdisciplinary lens. A former Mellon Fellow at the Peabody Essex Museum, she has published widely, with articles in Museum Anthropology, Journal of Anthropological Research, Museum Management and Curatorship, Museum Magazine, and First American Art Magazine.