Travel in the U.S.

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

Pueblo-Kiowa Connections

Fremont rock art and Kiowa culture

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457

Visit 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

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

2018 Preview

Painted desert

Preview our 2018 trips, both domestic and abroad! Complete itineraries and scholar biographies will be available this summer. Read more.

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