Welcome to the Southwest!

Who We Are:

An early leader in outdoor education, we’ve been running unique wilderness expeditions in the Southwest since 1926. 

Join us on our world-class backpacking and hiking excursions, with hands-on experiences in Southwestern art, science, biology, and archaeology, as well as immersion in Native American traditions of the Navajo, Zuni, and Acoma people.  This makes our New Mexico outdoor education program one of a kind.

Our Mission:

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.

What Adventures We Offer:

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