Trail of the Ancients:Mesa Verde & Chaco Canyon w/David Muench
Trail of the Ancient Ones: Mesa Verde & Chaco Canyon
with David Muench
June 1-7, 2010 (6 Nights)
$3495 from Mesa Verde (Less 5% discount for NANPA Members)
Limited to 12 Participants
We start with four nights at Far View Lodge in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, and then we move down to Chaco Culture National Historic Park in New Mexico, staying in nearby Bloomfield for two nights. Culturally and visually rich, these Anasazi sites deserve a close look.
We will be carpooling with other participants during the workshop to cut down on the number of vehicles impacting the parks. All lodging and meals (excluding alcohol) are included in the workshop.
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
Chaco Canyon was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona, and the Navajo Indians of the Southwest.