A blue sky with whisy white clouds is above a mountain peak with a forest of orange, yellow and green trees below.
Hart Prairie Preserve Fall colors highlight the view from the lodge at Aravaipa Canyon at Hart Prairie Preserve in Arizona. © Neil Chapman/TNC

Conservation Journeys

Hart Prairie Preserve, Arizona

Enjoy rustic comfort and awe-inspiring scenery that make for a memorable visit to the American Southwest.

This trip is full. To join the waitlist, contact Katie James at (800) 329-4930 or

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Nestled within the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona, the 1870s homestead at Hart Prairie was gifted to The Nature Conservancy following the discovery of the world’s largest known community of globally rare Bebb willows. Here, your cozy and rustic cabin serves as home base for exploring the preserve’s mosaic of old-growth aspens, ponderosa pines and open meadows. Throughout the property, you can look for herds of elk and deer, porcupines, prairie dogs, and the impressive array of birds and butterflies that inhabit this pocket of the Southwest. We will also venture off-site to the Wild and Scenic Verde River and the unforgettable Grand Canyon.


  • Enjoy an exclusive, off-the-grid stay in historic lodging at TNC’s Hart Prairie Preserve. 
  • Search for signs of Sunset Crater Volcano’s eruption nearly 1,000 years ago. 
  • Visit the ruins of ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon National Monument. 
  • Enjoy an unhurried hike into the Grand Canyon with a private guide from the Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute.
  • Kayak on the Verde River.


Reservations for all trips will open on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. EST. and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.


Katie James
(800) 329-4930


September 12-17


Flagstaff, Arizona | Explore Our Work in this Region


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The health and safety of our trip-goers, staff, and the communities we visit for these Journeys are—and always have been—TNC and Iconic's top priorities. We would like to direct you to Iconic's Travel with Trust™ for more information about COVID-19 protocols when traveling with Iconic Adventures.