New Mexico/Colorado/Arizona
On the Road: Four Corners Canyon Country
Learn the pre-Columbian story of America in the Four Corners region as you join experts to explore ancient architecture, visit national parks and learn about the people that live here.
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Program No. 13157RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in the fabled Four Corners — the rich archaeological treasures of Mesa Verde and the enduring Navajo culture in Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley. Discover Santa Fe’s multi-cultural history. Travel to Mesa Verde with an in-depth exploration of this vast landscape of canyons and mesas. See why the Ancestral Puebloans — the Anasazi — chose Mesa Verde as their home over a millennium ago. Then explore Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation with cultural presentations and 4x4 field trips into these iconic landscapes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile over varied terrain and some steep ascents/descents. Ability to climb short ladders at Mesa Verde. Elevations up to 8,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Mesa Verde National Park, take expert-led explorations of ruin sites on Chapin Mesa.
  • At Canyon de Chelly, travel the South Rim to sacred Spider Rock; view rock art and traditional hogans nestled beneath 800-foot streaked cliffs.
  • Enjoy exploring the heart of Santa Fe on a walking exploration and with a visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
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Mike Lawson
Mike Lawson received a M.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico, a Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University, and enjoys exploring southwest landscapes and cultures whether as student or scholar — learning and sharing along the way. An experienced college teacher and field studies expert having taught U.S. history and anthropology for over two decades, Dr. Lawson has created and led a variety of educational explorations of the American Southwest, including northern Mexico.
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