Immerse yourself in the majestic land and cultural heritage of the American Southwest on an expedition filled with adventure. At The Gulch, we take you on world-class backpacking and hiking excursions, and our expeditions are much more than that— you’ll explore Southwestern art mediums, natural sciences, arid farming, and ancient archaeology. Plus you’ll backpack to pristine vistas, rock climb volcanic formations, mountain bike through ponderosa forest and so much more! Take this opportunity to learn from the people and cultural traditions of this place we call home. Come explore with us. The adventure awaits…
Come explore some places off the beaten path and learn about the incredible geology and paleontology of the Southwest. There are amazing experiences for those who are brand new as well as those who would consider themselves experts.
Learn a new skill in our rustic, open air studio from a skilled teacher.
Step into a rich world of cultural history and explore the connections between those who have come before us and the people who live here today.
Whether you’re an experienced birder or just bird curious, we have an option for you!
Date: May 4th-12th, 2019
Join us for rock climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, and more!
Dates: August 3-11, 2019
Session 1: June 9-July 8, 2018
Session 2: July 12-August 9, 2018
Co-ed: Ages 16-18
10 crew members/session
Application open until positions are filled – Interviews begin May 8th, 2018
Work opportunity for 16-18 year olds looking for professional development opportunities in the outdoor industry.
Date: June 24-July 29, 2019
Boys: Ages 14-16
Date: June 24-July 29, 2019
Girls: Ages 14-16
Date: June 24 – Aug. 8, 2019
Date: June 22nd-July 8th, 2019
$3000 (College Credit Included)
Session 1: June 22-July 8, 2019
Session 2: July 13-July 29, 2019
Co-ed: Ages 10-12
Session 1: June 22 – July 13, 2019
Session 2: July 8 – July 29, 2019
Session 3: July 18 – August 8, 2019
(12 by instructor approval)
Dates: June 22 – July 13, 2019
Date: July 18 – Aug. 8, 2019
Co-ed: Ages 15-18
Session 1: June 23-June 29, 2019
Session 2: July 14-July 20, 2019
All Genders: Ages 12-14
Join us for 7 fun-filled days of adventure, art and STEM programming. Located at our base camp in the Zuni Mountains of Western New Mexico, we will rock climb, hike, mountain bike and go caving. We will also learn how to work with pottery and silversmithing tools in our Arts Workshop.
Date: June 1st-June 9th, 2019
Date: June 22-June 30, 2019
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $1250 ($800 for kids)
- a limited number of scholarships are available. Email or call us for more information or an application -
The price for each expedition includes everything (food, transportation, staff, etc.) once you arrive in Albuquerque. Trekkers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Albuquerque Airport, for personal spending money during the expedition, and for bringing the necessary personal gear on the packing list of their chosen expedition.