Crow Canyon

Travel the world and discover human culture and history in a global context

Change the way you see the world. Travel with Crow Canyon's Cultural Explorations program—and discover the global context of human history.

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 archaeologists, cultural specialists, tribal members, and other scholars.
  • 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.
  • Visit with respect.

For more than three decades, Crow Canyon has contributed to some of the most important new understandings in Southwestern archaeology. Our travel seminars provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel the American West and beyond. When you travel with Crow Canyon, you gain new experiences and learn about other cultures all while helping us sustain the archaeological research that drives Crow Canyon. Your tuition and expenses cover an unforgettable experience that provides top value— and it also supports the non-profit mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. This is Crow Canyon’s legacy and by travelling with us you're making a positive impact and a direct contribution to our mission.


To our valued participants: We appreciate your support and welcome your registration in our programs. Given the ongoing uncertainty around social distancing and travel guidelines, we are no longer requiring deposits upon registration. This will allow a smooth process for both our travelers and our organization if it becomes necessary to cancel additional programs due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you have questions about this policy for our Cultural Exploration programs, please contact Tayler Hasbrouck at 970-564-4366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. With questions about any of our other on-campus programs please contact Laura Brown at 970-564-4346 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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)

  [email protected]

"I have enjoyed many travel experiences with Crow Canyon, visiting a variety of countries, learning about archaeology and ancient, as well modern, cultures. Cultural Explorations has introduced me to a variety of other travelers as well, all interesting, and some of whom have become friends. My life has been greatly enriched."
Helen, 2017

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Ancient Civilizations of Power and Influence: Chaco



Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in the solitude, mystery, and power of Chaco Canyon? This is your chance to spend three nights camping in one of the largest and most intriguing ancient community centers in the American West.

Scholars: Stephen Lekson, Timothy Pauketat, Gerardo Gutiérrez


Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $4,200 / $4,000
Nonmember: $4,325 / $4,125
Deposit: $2,000
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Cuisine Through Time: Art and Archaeology of Food

Cuisine Through Time


Why does the party always end up in the kitchen? Because food has been a core component of society and culture. Learn how wild foods and feasting events influence settlement patterns, cultural identity, and trade throughout the Southwest.

Scholars: Sarah Oas, Kyle Bocinsky, Katrina Blair, Ray Naranjo


Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $3,520 / $3,200
Nonmember: $3,645 / $3,325
Deposit: $1,500

Turquoise Trails: Southwest Indian Arts



Turquoise is a rare gemstone of great historical and cultural significance in the American Southwest. The stone is considered to be a representation of purity and protection, praised by local medicine men for its healing powers.

Scholars: Joe, Cindy, and Emerald Tanner


Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $5,510 / $5,000
Nonmember: $5,635 / $5,125
Deposit: $2,000

Wet Behind the Bears Ears: Backcountry Archaeology

Wet Behind the Bears Ears


Join Crow Canyon as we follow the path of least resistance through the impressive landscape of one of our newest national monuments. You will see signs of life all around, yet water seems scarce among the sandstone mesas and time-worn valleys unless you know where to look.

Scholars: Jonathan Till, Craig Childs


Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $5,260 / $5,000
Nonmember: $5,385 / $5,125
Deposit: $2,000