Join the Millicent Rogers Museum on a Tour of the Ancestral Southwest
The Millicent Rogers Museum will be sponsoring two different trips this year:  “On the Trail of the Anasazi: Four Corners Archaeology for Non-Archaeologists” September 10 – 16, 2016 and “On the Trail of the Hopi” October 15 – 21, 2016.
“On the Trail of the Anasazi” will include guided visits to Ancestral Puebloan ruins at Chaco Canyon and Aztec, New Mexico, Chimney Rock and Mesa Verde, Colorado, Newspaper Rock and Hovenweep, Utah and The Anasazi Heritage Center in Cortez, Colorado and the Edge of the Cedars Museum in Blanding, Utah. Participants will learn about the ancient culture of the Four Corners area and the beautiful art and buildings these amazing people left behind.
“On the Trail of the Hopi” will include visits to the Ancestral Hopi sites of Homolovi, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki, as well as three days in Hopi visiting villages and the Taawa Canyon petroglyph site, the largest rock art site in the Southwest.  Many of these locations are accessible only with a Hopi guide.  The trip will also include lectures and a katsina carving demonstration and pottery firing.
The price of each trip will be $1,865 per person, double occupancy with a $400 single supplement.  The price includes all transportation from Albuquerque, New Mexico, all hotels, meals, entry fees and lectures.  Trip sizes are limited so we suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible.
“The trips the museum has run the past two years have been hugely successful and we now have a core group of wonderful people who have been traveling with us since the program began,” said tour organizer Nancy Colvert.  “We’re sure participants will not only learn a lot, but also have a great time.”
A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time trip reservations are made.  This amount is fully refundable up until 75 days before trip departure.  The balance of the trip price is due at that time.  No payments will be refunded after that point unless the space on the trip can be filled from a waiting list.
For complete itineraries for these trips, to make reservations, or if you have questions, please visit or call the Museum Store at 575.758.4316.  

Learn about Ancestral Pueblo and Hopi History before the Trip
Whether you plan on taking one or both of the MRM Fall Trips, you can read all about Ancestral Pueblo and Hopi history by following our readings lists.  All of the selected books listed below are available in the MRM Store.

On the Trail of the Anasazi:  Four Corners Archaeology for Non-Archaeologists      Reading List

  • House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civililzation Across the American Southwest by                Craig Childs
  • The Chaco Meridian: One Thousand Years of Political and Religious Power in the Ancient Southwest by Steven Lekson
  • Chaco Astronomy by Ana Sofaer
  • A History of the Ancient Southwest by Steven Lekson
  • In Search of the Old Ones by David Roberts
  • The Lost World of the Old Ones by David Roberts
  • Ancient Ruins of the Southwest by David Grant Nobel
  • Petroglyphs of the Southwest: A Puebloan Perspective by Conroy Chino

On the Trail of the Hopi Reading List 

  • Hopi Kachina Tradition: Following the Sun and Moon by Ralph Secakuku
  • Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters
  • The Fourth World of the Hopis by Harold Courlander
  • Mesa of Sorrows: a History of the Awatovi Massacre by James F. Brooks

For more information about the travel program or to order a book, call the Museum Store at 575.758.4316.


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