Zuni Migrations

  • Chevelon Canyon
    Chevelon Canyon

Visit ancestral and contemporary pueblos and archaeological sites.

September 24–30, 2018

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457.  Travel to exotic landscapes in Arizona and New Mexico to learn about indigenous migrations from approximately A.D. 1080 to 1250. Visit rock art and ancient architecture near Zuni Pueblo that reveal stories about clans settling in what is known as the “Middle Place” in Zuni cosmology.


  • Explore off-the-beaten-track sites accessible only by permission from the Zuni tribal government, the Coconino National Forest, and a private land owner.
  • Feast on native culinary delights at private homes.
  • Visit the Petrified Forest National Park, the Painted Desert, El Morro National Monument, and Petroglyph National Monument.

About this Program

  1. Scholars
  2. Accommodations
  3. What to Expect
  4. Details

Dan Simplicio Dan Simplicio, B.A., is a Zuni Pueblo tribal member, an accomplished silversmith and fetish carver, and Crow Canyon’s cultural specialist. Fluent in the Zuni language and well versed in Zuni history and cosmology, Dan has taught Zuni language and culture at the high school level and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. In addition, Dan has conducted archaeological fieldwork throughout the Southwest and served as a cultural resource specialist for the Zuni Historic Preservation Office.



Kim Spurr Kimberly Spurr, M.A., has been a professional archaeologist for more than 25 years, working mainly in the Colorado Plateau region. She has directed and participated in numerous multiyear research projects, including the excavation of prehistoric sites in the Grand Canyon and documentation of rock art in Wupatki National Monument. Her research interests include prehistoric exchange systems and biological and social relationships of Southwestern populations.

All nights are spent in comfortable hotels and motels. Shared accommodations based on double occupancy; single accommodations are available for an additional fee of $385.

Travel the exotic landscapes in Arizona and New Mexico during the Zuni Migration exploration. During the trip, physical exertion may be required. Please read below to learn more:

Throughout the journey, you may be hiking up to two miles per day on uneven, rocky, and un-established trails. Some trails may be impeded by boulders so you should be comfortable using your hands to steady yourself and be able to take steps higher than a standard staircase step. There will also be long periods of standing while visiting sites and entering discussions with scholars and peers. During the trip, you may be visiting remote locations with limited amenities. There is the possibility of stopping at gas stations for bathroom stops. The elevation during the trip will range from 5000 and 7000 ft. We recommend ramping up your exercise regime prior to arrival or arriving a day or two in advance to acclimate, especially if coming from sea level. If you are concerned about your ability to do any of these activities, please consult your physician.

Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Winslow, Arizona, on September 24, 2018, until departure from Albuquerque, Winslow, or Flagstaff, on September 30, 2018. Transportation to Winslow or from Winslow, Albuquerque, or Flagstaff is your responsibility.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Crow Canyon Sales and Enrollment Specialist, 23390 Road K, Cortez, CO 81321-9408, or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cancellations become effective on the date received. The following penalty schedule applies: On or before July 24, 2018, $200 handling fee; after July 24, 2018, forfeiture of all payments.

Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's programs and admission practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California CST 2059347-50

Tuition & Reservation

$2,495 (member*)
$2,620 (nonmember)
*Minimum $100 level (see Membership)

Deposit: $400
Balance due: July 24, 2018

Cancellation policy:
Cancellation on or before July 24, 2018, $200 handling fee; after July 24, 2018, forfeiture of all payments. See details tab for more information.

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  Call our sales and enrollment specialist:
     800.422.8975, ext. 457
     M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

  [email protected]

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