Museum of Northern Arizona Ventures Program: Educational Tours of the Southwest
Hotel-based trips to Colorado Plateau destinationsHiking trips with base camp support to Colorado Plateau destinationsWilderness trips in the SouthwestDay trips to Hopi and other Southwest destinationsCustom educational tours in the Southwest
Schedule of MNA Ventures in 2008
Reservation info for MNA Ventures
Trip leader bios for MNA Ventures
Client testimonials
Logistical information for MNA Ventures
Hikers enjoying an MNA Venture

Outdoor Adventures on the Colorado Plateau

The Museum of Northern Arizona’s Ventures offer unparalleled opportunities to discover and explore the Colorado Plateau — 130,000 square miles of spectacular mountains, mesas, and canyonlands in the Four Corners region of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Experience the rich natural wonders and cultures of this region through the eyes of scientists, writers, artists, cultural consultants, and guides.

Our goal is to provide exceptional outdoor educational experiences. Ventures range in length from a day to a week. Diverse itineraries include hiking, backpacking, river rafting, camping, van tours, and lodge-based excursions on the Plateau. We keep groups small to allow maximum interaction between participants and trip leaders. Early reservations are advised because trips fill quickly.

photo by Jeri Grandy

MNA has a Venture program for everyone

Our programs provide a premier educational experience for those who wish to explore the Southwest’s treasures.

Hotel-based trips feature easy to moderate day hikes.

Camping / hiking trips feature moderate to strenuous day hikes with vehicle and base camp support.

Wilderness trips venture into remote regions by foot and boat for multiple days.

Day trips feature easy to moderate hikes and van support.

Custom tours offer unparalleled educational opportunities for all kinds of groups.

News and announcements - MNA Ventures

Flora of the Escalante regionOnline Booking! Book your Venture and place your deposit quickly and easily. Look for "Book Online Here!" on each trip page.

New Trips ! Complete schedule of trips for 2013 is available for preview and booking.


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