About Cottonwood Gulch

About Cottonwood Gulch

lexi's 005Our Mission: The Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions sponsors educational wilderness expeditions and outdoor programs in the American Southwest that promote personal growth, scientific, historic, and cultural discovery as well as a knowledgeable environmental ethic among all those who participate.

In order to fulfill this mission, we lead summer programs for kids ages 10-18, School Treks for 1st-12th graders in the spring and fall, and treks for adults and families. The Gulch is based in New Mexico, and we have been leading wilderness expeditions in the Southwest since 1926.  All of our expeditions combine the same core elements:

Wilderness Adventure

Science and Nature

Cultural Arts

iconMore about our programs:

Summer Treks (for kids ages 10-18)

Treks for Schools

Treks for Adults



A short video about the people of the Gulch:


Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions admits participants of any race, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.