Member Field Trips

SAR’s field trip program continues to grow and offers members insightful and memorable adventures. A diverse range of trips are offered from visits to Native American artist’s studios and pueblos to multi-day, physically active hikes into backcountry archaeological sites. Our trips stimulate thoughtful discussions and help members understand the complexity of the cultural landscape. Top-notch guides, access to archaeological sites on private lands or behind locked gates, great food, and a friendly, congenial group of co-travelers are the reasons members keep coming back to participate in the trips we offer each year.

August 2011
Petroglyphs at Pueblo Blanco Field Trip
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 8:00 am–2:30 pm Protecting Pueblo Blanco Pueblo Blanco was one of the basin’s largest and most densely populated sites with approximately 1,450 rooms, encompassing several plazas and kivas within a 20-acre area...
September 2011
Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde, 2006 Field Trip
Friday, September 9–Sunday, September 11, 2011 Behind the Scenes at Mesa Verde: Wetherill Mesa Overnight in Mesa Verde National Park Our trip to Wetherill Mesa is more than just a visit to another cliff dwelling. It offers archaeological viewing in near solitude and with an expert guide with life-long experiences working in National Parks that protect Ancestral Puebloan and Basketmaker cultures.
Petroglyphs at Pueblo Blanco Field Trip
Friday, September 16, 2011, 8:00 am–2:30 pm Protecting Pueblo Blanco Pueblo Blanco was one of the basin’s largest and most densely populated sites with approximately 1,450 rooms, encompassing several plazas and kivas within a 20-acre area...
October 2011
Warrior Petroglyph at Astialakwa Field Trip
Saturday, October 1–Sunday, October 2, 2011 Archaeology of the Jemez Pueblo Revolt Overnight in Jemez Springs During this two-day hiking adventure, we will visit three of the Jemez refuge pueblos constructed in the immediate aftermath of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt...
Robert Tenorio Pottery Field Trip
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10:00–11:00 am Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Demonstration with Robert Tenorio Preview of Santo Domingo Pottery with Robert Tenorio at IARC Robert Tenorio will meet with participants in the Indian Arts Research Center to share his knowledge of Pueblo pottery.
Robert Tenorio Pottery Field Trip
Saturday, October 15, 2011, 9:00 am–3:00 pm Santo Domingo Pueblo Pottery Demonstration with Robert Tenorio Pottery Demonstration and Firing at Santo Domingo Pueblo Robert Tenorio will demonstrate each step as he makes a pot, while allowing participants to try out their own artistic skills by painting a small piece with a yucca-fiber paintbrush.
March 2012
Marla Allison Field Trip
Friday, March 23, 2012, 8:00 am–5:30 pm The World of Laguna Pueblo Laguna Pueblo is one of the largest Keresan pueblos in New Mexico and consists of the six small villages of Encinal, Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Paraje, and Seama. The majestic white San José Mission sits atop the hill in the center of Laguna.
Nogales Cliff House Field Trip
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 7:30 am–5:00 pm Mystery of the Gallina People The obscure ancient culture known as the Gallina occupied a remote region of northwestern New Mexico around AD 1100. The culture suddenly vanished around 1275, as the last of its members either left or were “wiped out.”
April 2012
Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular  Grand Gulch Wilderness Field Trip
Wednesday, April 11–Monday, April 16, 2012 Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular Grand Gulch Wilderness Grand Gulch is a spectacular geologic feature on Cedar Mesa in southeastern Utah, and was once home to Basketmaker and Ancestral Puebloan peoples.
Guaje Ruin Kiva in 2005 Field Trip
Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:00 am–5:00 pm Riding to Guaje: Northern Canyons of the Pajarito Plateau Archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett and poet Peggy Pond Church are two people forever linked to the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico. US Forest Service archaeologists Mike Bremer and Anne Baldwin will be our expert guides on this backroad adventure.
May 2012
Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular  Grand Gulch Wilderness Field Trip
Tuesday, May 8–Sunday, May 13, 2012 Llama Packing in Utah’s Spectacular Grand Gulch Wilderness Grand Gulch is a spectacular geologic feature on Cedar Mesa in southeastern Utah, and was once home to Basketmaker and Ancestral Puebloan peoples.
June 2012
Pueblos of the Northern Galisteo Basin Field Trip
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 7:30–2:00 pm Pueblos of the Northern Galisteo Basin For three centuries, the Galisteo Basin was home to one of the largest concentrations of Puebloan communities in the Southwest.
Mary Cabot Wheelwright Field Trip
Friday, June 8, 2012, 8:30–3:00 pm The Historic Los Luceros Hacienda The historic 140-acre Los Luceros property is one of the most beautifully restored nineteenth-century haciendas in northern New Mexico.
The Mandala Center Field Trip
Saturday, June 9–Sunday, June 10, 2012 Paleoindians and Prairie Schooners Two iconic landmarks of New Mexico are the Santa Fe Trail and the Folsom site, a renowned Paleoindian site dating between 10,800 and 10,200 years ago.
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