Outdoor Adventure Tours on the Colorado Plateau

Falls EscalanteWant a fun outdoor adventure in the Southwest? Educational tours offered through the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Ventures Program are 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. Based out of Flagstaff, our outdoor adventures are truly one of the premier ways to explore Southwest’s treasures.

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.

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

2015 Ventures Trip Schedule

Click here to read more about our trips including reservation information and cancellation policy.

Visit our Trip Leader Biographies page to learn all about the trip leaders for the following.


Camping &
Hiking Trips

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


Day Trips

Day Trips feature easy to moderate hikes and van support.



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


Hotel-Based Trips

Hotel-based trips feature easy to moderate day hikes.

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