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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The soft desert colors and ancient Native American history of the Southwest offer unlimited inspiration for an artist’s palette. Express your creative imagination — and improve your drawing skills — as you draw from Native American influences to experiment with pastels in the studio, en plein air and on your own in your sketchbook. Listen to stories about the cowboys, traders and the Spanish Colonialists who also influenced art that is unique to the Southwest. Amaze yourself with your own drawings of pottery, red rock landscapes, portraits, and a sacred Ancestral Puebloan ceremonial site. Personal critiques and instruction are interwoven with discussions and slide shows on southwestern art and history.


• Discover different expressions of Native American art, including a rock art panel, beautiful pottery, and the art of katsinas.
• Spend a day at Hovenweep National Monument, a site comprised of six prehistoric villages, once home to 2,500 people.
• Explore the 40-acre archaeological preserve of Kelly Place, and learn about the thousand year old Ancestral Puebloan ruins on its grounds.

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Short walks on uneven terrain.

Coordinated by McElmo Canyon Research Institute.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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