May 21–26, 2018

See Chaco Canyon through a different lens. Learn why its culture is so unique and how its complex society influenced events in the Southwest. We’ll explore the connections between Chaco and the greater Mesa Verde area while visiting ancestral Pueblo sites far away from the tourist crowds.

May 26

Optional extension: Fly over the Mesa Verde-Chaco world for a breathtaking view of the region.


  • Learn about recent findings concerning ancestral Pueblo architecture.
  • Enjoy easy to moderate hikes to extraordinary archaeological sites.
  • Tour Crow Canyon’s excavation site, a large Chaco outlier—and find out what archaeologists are learning about the Mesa Verde region.