NAU Road Scholar
Lifelong learning on the Colorado Plateau—and beyond
Boston-based Road Scholar is the world leader in educational travel for older adults– a true university of the world – offering 5,500 extraordinary learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. Part of Northern Arizona University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, NAU Road Scholar offers learning adventures all over the desert Southwest, serving more than 4,000 participants per year.
We are a diverse community of knowledge seekers and explorers, united in the belief that lifelong learning is a vital part of overall wellbeing. We believe in living life to the fullest at every age — by meeting new people, touching history where it happened, and delving deep into the cultures and landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and beyond. Join us as our renowned experts provide experiential learning opportunities that change lives.
Explore our educational adventures!
In the American Southwest, a saguaro cactus stands sentry over a desert jackrabbit. An abandoned cliff dwelling is a reminder of Native American heritage. At sunset, the red-rock landscape glows as if plugged in. Led by expert instructors and leaders affiliated with Northern Arizona University, be immersed in history, culture, and geography as you discover this idyllic region’s national parks, urban centers, and off-the-beaten-path locales by foot, rail, raft, coach, and camera.
Use these helpful links and downloadable forms as resources for learning adventures offered by NAU Road Scholar®.
Official National Park & Monument Sites Accordion Closed
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Death Valley National Park
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Joshua Tree National
Mesa Verde National Park
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Monument Valley Tribal Park
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument