Durango, Colorado Student Tour

The Southwestern corner of the state boasts stunning alpine scenery and charming old mining towns brimming with Wild West lore. This is also home to Mesa Verde National Park, which is the home of the mysterious Pueblo Indians. This area is full of adventure from an Alpine slide in Purgatory, hiking the San Juan mountains, to riding the narrow gauge railroad to Silverton. Students will not only experience this unique habitat with their local naturalist but will also be able volunteer at a local conservation center as well.

Trip Itinerary

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Visit the San Juan National Forest
  • Float the San Juan River
  • Explore Lemon Lake
  • Volunteer at the San Juan Mountains Association
  • Visit the Mesa Verde Historical Ruins
  • Narrow Gauge Railroad Trip

and more…


  • Horseback ride into the back-country
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Hike to the foot of Worthington Glacier
  • Fish for Salmon
  • Take a ferry through beautiful Alaskan fjords on a journey by sea from Valdez to Whittier


Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.