Travel in the U.S.

Hopi Rock Art

May 7–13, 2017

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The Pueblo World in A.D. 1200

May 7–13, 2017

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Chaco Landscapes

June 1–4; June 18–21; August 31–September 3, 2017

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Southwest Indian Art: The Next Generation

June 3–9, 2017

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The Feasting Place

June 10–14, 2017

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The Chumash World

July 9–15, 2017

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Pueblo-Kiowa Connections

August 16–23, 2017

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The Chaco Phenomenon

September 24–30, 2017

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Hiking the Bears Ears

October 5–11, 2017

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Mimbres Archaeology

October 23–29, 2017

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Travel in the U.S.

Change the way you see the world. Travel with Crow Canyon's Cultural Explorations program—and discover the rich cultural heritage and majestic landscapes of the American Southwest.

Crow Canyon's educational tours are travel seminars: unique opportunities to travel and learn in the company of like-minded travelers. Developed by our Cultural Explorations staff and guest scholars, each program offers a strong educational focus:

  • Travel with experts, including American Indian scholars and archaeologists.
  • Be part of a lively exchange of ideas. 
  • Enjoy limited group sizes and behind-the-scenes tours.
  • Go off the beaten path, with privileged access to sites on tribal and private land.
  • Support indigenous cultures through tours that visit with respect.

For more information about Cultural Explorations programs, please contact one of our sales and enrollment specialists at 800.422.8975, ext. 457 (M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"Hands down, the best archaeological trip I’ve ever taken. . . . I thoroughly intend to be part of future Crow Canyon trips and activities."
Kim, 2016

Contact Us

For more information about Cultural Explorations programs, please contact one of our sales and enrollment specialists:

   800.422.8975, ext. 457
M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

  travel@crowcanyon.org

Hopi Rock Art

 

Wupatki National Monument

Only three spots left—register today! The Little Colorado River area of Arizona is home to some of the most distinctive rock art and ancient architecture in the Southwest. Explore Hopi history and culture here and on the Hopi mesas. Scholar: Lyle Balenquah, M.A. (Hopi). Read more.

May 7–13, 2017
Member* $2,595
Nonmember $2,720

Pueblo World in A.D. 1200

Mesa Verde

What was life like for the inhabitants of Mesa Verde in the year 1200? Explore southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico, where ancestral Pueblo people lived for centuries. Includes a tour of Crow Canyon's current excavation site. Scholars: Donna Glowacki, Ph.D.; Anthony Lovato (Kewa). Read more.

May 21–26, 2017
Member* $1,995
Nonmember $2,120

Chaco Landscapes

Chaco Canyon

Tour the great houses of Chaco Culture National Historical Park as well as Salmon Ruins, Aztec Ruins, and Chaco outliers in Colorado. The perfect pre- or post-trip extension to our Archaeology Research Program! Scholars: Steve Lekson, Ph.D., and Lyle Balenquah (Hopi); Cathy Cameron, Ph.D., and Patrick Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh); Jonathan Till, M.A., and Anthony Lovato (Kewa). Read more.

June 1–4; June 18–21; August 31–September 3, 2017
Member* $1,495
Nonmember $1,620

Southwest Indian Art: The Next Generation

Southwest Indian art

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457. Discover Southwest Indian art through the eyes of traders and the next generation of native artists. This exclusive art seminar is led by members of the Tanner family, one of the oldest trading post families in the Southwest. Scholars: Joe and Cindy Tanner; Emerald Tanner. Read more.

June 3–9, 2017
Member* $2,895
Nonmember $3,020

The Feasting Place

Norma Naranjo of the Feasting Place

With Norma Naranjo and her husband, Hutch, at their business, The Feasting Place, we help prepare food for a feast day and dances at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. We also tour nearby archaeological sites and visit local artists. Scholars: Norma Naranjo (Ohkay Owingeh) and Hutch Naranjo (Santa Clara). Read more.

June 10–14, 2017
Member* $1,895
Nonmember $2,020

The Chumash World

Channel Islands

Discover the Chumash world, in and around Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands of California. Visit rock shelters with spectacular pictographs, and investigate archaeoastronomy, as well. Scholars: Bryan Penprase, Ph.D.; Jennifer E. Perry, Ph.D. Read more.

July 9–15, 2017
Member* $3,195
Nonmember $3,320

Pueblo-Kiowa Connections

Fremont rock art and Kiowa culture

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457Visit Fremont rock art sites that may be a link between the Pueblo people and the Kiowa; explore the archaeology of Yellowstone; and view the total solar eclipse on August 21! Scholars: Scott Ortman, Ph.D.; Porter Swentzell, M.A. (Santa Clara). Read more.

August 16–23, 2017
Member* $2,995
Nonmember $3,120

Mimbres Archaeology

Gila Cliff Dwellings

Explore archaeological sites in the Mimbres and Gila Valleys of New Mexico, and tour outstanding museum collections of Mimbres pottery. Scholars: Pat Gilman, Ph.D.; Paul Minnis, Ph.D. Read more.

October 23–29, 2017
Member* $2,995
Nonmember $3,120

The Chaco Phenomenon

Chaco culture

Explore Chaco culture and its northern outliers at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Aztec Ruins National Monument, and rarely visited outliers along the Animas and San Juan Rivers in northwestern New Mexico. Includes two nights of camping in Chaco Canyon. Pair it with our Archaeology Research Program! Scholar: Erin Baxter, Ph.D. Read more.

September 24–30, 2017
Member* $2,595
Nonmember $2,720

Hiking the Bears Ears

Bears Ears archaeology

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457. The proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah includes places such as Comb Ridge, Cedar Mesa, and Elk Ridge. Enjoy backcountry hikes as we explore the diverse archaeology and landscapes of the Bears Ears. Scholars: Ben Bellorado, M.A.; Jonathan Till, M.A. Read more.

October 5–11, 2017
Member* $1,995
Nonmember $2,120

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