Navajo Mountain Archaeology and Culture Trekking

Join guest archaeologist Sally Cole, CFI and Navajo guides

Visit Navajo Mountain and learn about culture past and present, and archaeology sites through hikes near and on Navajo Mountain near the AZ/UT borders. Canyonlands Field Institute is teaming with noted rock art specialist, archaeologist and author, Sally Cole plus our Navajo guides from the Atene family to offer a very unusual hiking and cultural experience. For four nights and five days you can explore the area and learn about prehistoric cultures and Dinè culture past and present through hikes around and on Navajo Mountain.

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  • Where: Navajo Mountain, Arizona/Utah Border
  • Number of Days/Nights: Five nights, five days with first night lodge stay and orientation, hogan and camping four nights with truck support
  • Time: Evening day one through afternoon last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 5, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and youth 16+
  • Deadline for Signup: Two weeks prior
  • Rainbow Bridge and Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure

    Supported trekking with pack animals and Navajo guides on the historic, traditional pilgrimage route to spectacular Rainbow Bridge

    Hike and camp with packstock support on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earth's largest natural bridge, and sacred place to the Navajo culture. The trip starts in Bluff, Utah with motel orientation, day hiking at Navajo Mountain and one night in a Navajo hogan as guests of the Atene family. Four nights on the trail, and a boat ride out the last day! A rare cultural experience you won't want to miss!

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  • When: April 29, 2018 through May 05, 2018
  • Number of Days/Nights: Six nights - including first night at Recapture Lodge
  • Time: Evening of first day through late afternoon of last day
  • Group Size: Minimum 6, maximum 8
  • Age Group: Adults and Youth 16 and over (Youth fee same as Adult)
  • Deposit: $500 nonrefundable, applies to total fee
  • Deadline for Signup: April 15, 2018