Hopi Rock Art: A Living Landscape

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Watchtower, Grand Canyon

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Museum of Northern Arizona

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La Posada Hotel

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San Francisco Peaks

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May 7–13, 2017

The trip is past—check out photos of our explorations! Our journey took us through the wide-open spaces of the Arizona desert, from the Little Colorado River to the Hopi mesas and the Grand Canyon. We stayed two nights at historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona.

About this Program

  1. Scholar
  2. Accommodations
  3. What to Expect
  4. Details

Lyle BalenquahLyle 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 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.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Crow Canyon Sales and Enrollment Specialist, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321-9408, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 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.

Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California CST 2059347-50

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