Only three spots left—register today! Explore Hopi history and culture through rock art—stories in stone that tell of clan symbolism, shamanic practices, origins, and migrations. Our journey takes us through the wide-open spaces of the Arizona desert, from the Little Colorado River to the Hopi mesas and the Grand Canyon. This program includes two nights at historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.
Venture off the beaten path to rarely visited rock art sites.
Visit contemporary Hopi villages.
Learn about how archaeologists study rock art sites and about the importance of rock art to Hopi people today.
About this Program
What to Expect
Lyle Balenquah (Hopi) is a member of the Greasewood clan from the village of Bacavi. He has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from Northern Arizona University. For more than 15 years, he has worked throughout the American Southwest as an archaeologist documenting ancestral Hopi settlements and lifeways. Currently he works as an independent consultant; his work experience includes time with the National Park Service, the Hopi Tribe, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. He also works as a part-time hiking and river guide, combining his professional knowledge and training with personal insights about his ancestral history to provide a unique forum for public education.
Lyle discusses Hopi rock art and Crow Canyon programs in this video:
All nights are spent in comfortable motels or hotels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $400.
This program begins and ends in Flagstaff, Arizona. All travel is by Crow Canyon van. Expect some drives on rough dirt roads. The entire trip takes place at elevations between 5000 and 7000 feet. This program does not involve extensive hiking, but access to some sites requires climbing and descending steep, gravel-covered slopes and walking distances of up to 2 miles round-trip on uneven terrain. You must be comfortable standing for about a half hour during on-site lectures.
If you have any doubt about your ability to participate in a Crow Canyon trip, please contact us before registering.
Tuition Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Flagstaff, Arizona, on May 7, 2017, until departure from Flagstaff on May 13, 2017. Transportation to and from Flagstaff is your responsibility.
. Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before March 7, 2017, $200 handling fee; after March 7, 2017, forfeiture of all payments.