SouthWest Adventure

The Airstream Southwest Adventure Caravan runs late August, September, and early October capturing the stunning beauty of the fall landscapes. Beginning and ending in Albuquerque, NM, we will discover many corners of the Southwest that other tourists may not normally see. Experience Taos by trolley, visit ancient sites and savor local cuisine in each area. Stand in four states at one time in the Four-Corners region of CO, UT, AZ, and NM.   We will visit Indian pueblos and reservations to learn about their cultures from Native guides. The grandeur of the scenery will amaze you as we ride a narrow gauge train up to Silverton, Colorado, tour the dwellings in Mesa Verde, or truck into Monument Valley. Moab, Utah, provides gorgeous views in the surrounding National Parks and excitement with “slick-rock riding” in ultimate jeeps. Whether using a camera at Capitol Reef National Park or riding a mule into Bryce Canyon, the parks will captivate you.   After seeing the North Rim of the Grand Canyon we’ll spend four days beside Lake Powell, enjoy a Colorado River raft float trip and a tour through a slot canyon. Our final two weeks will take us back to New Mexico to explore Gallup, Acoma Pueblo, and Albuquerque. Our final stop is the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. America the Beautiful Senior passes (formerly the Golden Age Pass) will save you dollars for fees in Mesa Verde, Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, and North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Parks. Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravanners!  

Note:  This is an active caravan which travels through altitudes of 4000 to 8000 feet elevation.  Anyone with health issues related to high altitudes should be aware that this caravan involves activities in some high-altitude areas.  Drivers should also be comfortable driving in mountains.  We will also experience a wide range of temperatures, so come prepared!  We will do some dry camping and cell-phone service and campground internet will be limited.  

Start Date:  21 August 2023
Starting  Location: Albuquerque, NM

Stop Date: 10 October 2023
Stop Location:  Albuquerque, NM

Total Number of Nights:  50
Number of Stops: 15

Volunteer Leaders:  John & Nancy Becker #2048
Cell phone John: 336 504 8769
Cell phone Nancy: 336 504 8771
Email: SWAcaravan@gmail.com

Volunteer Co-Leaders: Margaret Van de Ree #2685; Tom Rydzewski #4819
Cell phone Margaret: 704 728 6040
Cell phone Tom: 919 740 0805

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 30

Kitty Fee w/2:  $6400
Kitty Fee w/1: $5300
Guest: $1175

Deposit Amount: $500  March 15, 2022

Dates of Payments (if applicable)

          1. July 1, 2022 first half of remaining fee

          2. January 31, 2023 second half of remaining fee

Cancellation Fee:$100 after deposit payment plus non-recovered expenses (e.g., non-refundable reservations)