Discover You!

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. Our programs offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in the majestic land and cultural heritage of the American Southwest. At the Gulch, we’ll inspire you with all of the places we explore, we will take you on world-class backpacking and hiking trails, connect you with hands-on science and nature, and engage you in the art and culture of the Southwest. 

Take the first step and find yourself…     on the journey of your lifetime!

Summer 2021: 

Save a Space 

We have been hard at work planning for summer 2021, and while we don’t yet know what the pandemic will look like next summer, we are hopeful that we can run small group treks in outdoor spaces. Mark your calendars now to join us and save a space–we’d love to see you! Full registration will open in a few weeks with an updated refund policy.

Wilderness Immersion

Backpacking, hiking, and backcountry adventure in the American Southwest


Science & Nature

Hands-on southwest outdoor education in ecology, biology, paleontology, and more

Team Building & Adventure

Fostering life-long friendships, challenging yourself and rising to new challenges

Community Involvement &
Service Learning

Giving back through meaningful projects and volunteer work

Risk Management

Informed outdoor education practices and highly trained staff

Arts & Culture

Innovative programs in pottery, silversmithing, songwriting, and Southwest culture

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