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!

Semester in the Southwest

Learn, grow, and gain valuable skills while having the time of your life in a small community

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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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