Travel in the U.S.

Hiking the Bears Ears

October 5–11, 2017

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Mimbres Archaeology

October 23–29, 2017

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Stories in Stone

April 8–12, 2018

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Backcountry Archaeology: The Bears Ears

May 7–13, 2018

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Chaco to Mesa Verde

May 21–26, 2018

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Southwest Indian Art: Origins and Revivals

June 5–11, 2018

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Navajo Weaving Workshop

July 9–14, 2018

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Wild Food Adventure

August 6–11, 2018

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Flowing Through Time: The Rogue River

August 26–September 1, 2018

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Cahokia: New Insights

September 16–21, 2018

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Zuni Migrations

September 24–30, 2018

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Kayenta and Hohokam Connections

October 23–29, 2018

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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 West.

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. .

"Great group of people, excellent scholars, and awesome staff. The experience exceeded my expectations."
 Doug, 2017

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

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

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

Stories on Stone

Stories in Stone

Visit some of the oldest and most impressive ritualistic rock imagery in the Four Corners. Day hike through spectacular multicolored sandstone, spring blooms, open vistas, and intimate grottos. Scholars: Lyle Balenquah, M.A. (Hopi); Steve Simms, Ph.D. Read more.

April 8–12, 2018
Member* $2,095
Nonmember $2,220

 

The Bears Ears

Comb Ridge

Visit the extraordinary landscapes and archaeology of Bears Ears National Monument. Examine the area's connection to present-day native cultures and realize the importance of preservation. Optional hiking extension to Great Gallery. Scholars: Lyle Balenquah, M.A. (Hopi); Ben Bellorado, Ph.D. candidate. Read More.

May 7–13, 2018
Member* $2,495
Nonmember $2,620

Chaco to Mesa Verde

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde have an interwoven past. Discover how the art and architecture of the Chaco culture influenced the Mesa Verde region. Scholars: Anthony Lovato (Santa Domingo Pueblo); Kyle Bocinsky, Ph.D. Read more.

May 21–26, 2018
Member* $2,095
Nonmember $2,220

Southwest Indian Art

Southwest Indian art

Find out about the rich legacy of Southwest Indian art of New Mexico and Arizona. Meet contemporary revivalists who are keeping traditional art forms alive. Scholars: the Tanner family. Read more.

June 5–11, 2018
Member* $2,995
Nonmember $3,120

The Rogue River

Rogue River

Salmon run deep through the history of the Rogue River. On this five-day rafting excursion featuring luxury B&B accommodations, you'll access meaningful archaeological and historic sites that tell the story. Scholars: Shannon Tushingham, Ph.D.; guest scholars from the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians. Read more.

August 26–September 1, 2018
Member* $3,595
Nonmember $3,720

Kayenta and Hohokam Connections

Kayenta

Marvel at the complex ancient architecture and cultures of the Phoenix and Tucson basins. Hear the perspectives of the descendents of the Pueblo and Hohokam people who created these cities. Scholars: Doug Craig, Ph.D.; Angela Garcia-Lewis (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community). Read more.

October 23–29, 2018
Member* $2,795
Nonmember $2,920

Navajo Weaving Workshop

Navajo Weaving

Learn traditional Navajo weaving from two of the finest master weavers in the world! Create your own textile masterpiece in this hands-on workshop. Scholars: Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete. Read more.

July 9–14, 2018
Member* $2,395
Nonmember $2,520

Cahokia: New Insights

Stories in Stone

World-class experts take you to the Mississippi River to examine Chaco, Cahokia, and Mesoamerican cultures in the big picture of North American archaeology. Scholars: Gerardo Gutierrez, Ph.D.; Steve Lekson, Ph.D.; Tim Pauketat, Ph.D. Read more.

September 16–21, 2018
Member* $3,095
Nonmember $3,220

Wild Food Adventure

Wild Food Adventure

Deepen your understanding of wild plants in this culinary workshop with guidance from Southwest chefs. Scholars: Katrina Blair, Norma and Hutch Naranjo, Lois Ellen Frank, Walter Whitewater, Karlos Baca, and Colin Shane. Read more.

August 6–11, 2018
Member* $2,095
Nonmember $2,220

Zuni Migrations

Zuni Migrations

Learn about Zuni cosmology as we explore exotic landscapes, rock art, and ancient architecture which reveal stories of Zuni clan migrations. Scholars: Dan Simplicio (Zuni, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center); Kimberly Spurr, M.A. Read more.

September 24–30, 2018
Member* $2,495
Nonmember $2,620

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