Ventures Trips

Outdoor Adventure Tours on the Colorado Plateau

Day Trips

These trips feature van support and easy-to-moderate hikes. MNA’s day trips are suitable for anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge by spending time with local experts in a field setting.

Camping & Hiking

These trips provide a quality educational experience in the outdoors. Base camps combine with moderate to strenuous day hikes to access the Plateau’s most intriguing places.

Hotel Based Trips

These trips feature van support and easy-to-moderate hikes. MNA’s day trips are suitable for anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge by spending time with local experts in a field setting.

Wilderness Trips

These trips feature van support and easy-to-moderate hikes. MNA’s day trips are suitable for anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge by spending time with local experts in a field setting.

Educational trips 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.