Behind a wood rail fence, fall colors dot the forests that lead to the San Francisco Peaks.
Hart Prairie Preserve Scenic view of land at Hart Prairie Preserve, a 245-acre preserve open to public/private organizations with a focus on land management, conservation, education and outreach. © Scott Harger

Legacy Journeys

Hart Prairie

Take in a stunning American Southwest sanctuary with one of the rarest forest communities in the world.

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

Vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all travelers on 2022 Legacy Journeys.

Explore the Journey

September 19-24, 2022

Full Itinerary

September 19-24, 2022 | AN ARIZONA OASIS OF ALLURING GRANDEUR, TNC’s Hart Prairie Preserve promises a welcome respite from your day-to-day routine. Nestled within the San Francisco Peaks, the nearly 150-year-old homestead was the first stop on the Flagstaff-to-Grand Canyon stagecoach route and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This unique retreat has the world’s largest known community of globally rare Bebb willows and a mosaic of old-growth aspens, ponderosa pines and open meadows. Keep your eyes wide as you explore the property for elk herds, porcupines and more than 120 species of birds, such as the spotted owl and three-toed woodpecker. Venture off-site to the majestic Grand Canyon and to the Verde River—the lifeblood of the region.


  • Take an unhurried hike down the Grand Canyon’s South Kaibab Trail.
  • Travel a scenic loop through high ponderosa pine forests to Sunset Crater, a volcano that last erupted 950 years ago.
  • Kayak on the Verde River.
  • Look for the ruins of ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Explore our Work in this Region

Information & Reservations

Reservations for all trips will open on Tuesday, September 14 at 12 p.m. ET. and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.

Katie James
Phone: (800) 329-4930


Vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all travelers on 2022 Legacy Journeys.