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Archaeological research, educational programs, and American Indian collaboration are the three cornerstones of Crow Canyon's mission.

About Crow Canyon

Founded in 1983, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is dedicated to understanding, teaching, and helping to preserve the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people (also called the Anasazi) of the American Southwest. See print brochure for more information.

What We Do:

Conduct long-term archaeological research into the ancestral Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest, with a focus on the Mesa Verde region in southwestern Colorado

Teach the public about archaeology, history, and culture through a variety of hands-on experiences:

Collaborate with American Indians on a wide variety of initiatives of mutual interest, including research projects, education curricula, and language- and cultural-preservation programs

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Listen to President and CEO Deborah Gangloff talk about Crow Canyon's mission, archaeology and anthropology, how you can come to Crow Canyon, and why you should!


Crow Canyon is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and a licensed camp (State of Colorado license number 46348).

View of the Crow Canyon campus from the Pueblo Learning Center