Hikes & Excursions

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. The Center for Disease Control states that in many areas, people can visit parks, trails, and open spaces as a way to relieve stress, get some fresh air, and stay active. While these facilities and areas can offer health benefits, it is important that you follow the steps below to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Simple guidelines include:

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with.

  • Wear a mask.

  • Wash your hands often and don’t share items with people you don’t live with.

Chaco Canyon and Outliers
Dates: Sunday, October 23rd to Wednesday, October 26th
Cost: $700 per person, exclusively for VVAC members
Group Limit: 20 Participants
Overview: This unique Chaco experience will give you the opportunity to
see the great houses at Chaco Canyon and other lesser-known sites
in the Greater-Chaco region. The group will be led by archaeologist Larry Baker,
who works at Salmon Ruins and is an expert in the Ancestral Puebloan culture
of northern New Mexico. Participants will get an enriching and fulfilling experience
visiting multiple prehistoric sites in the Greater Chaco area including:
Chaco Canyon National Historic Site, Aztec Ruins National Monument,
Salmon Ruins, and a private Archaeological Conservancy Site.
Participants MUST feel comfortable walking for at least one mile unassisted. Chaco is an extremely remote site, so it is imperative all participants feel confident in their hiking abilities and bring any necessary prescriptions along with them. VVAC will have a med-kit on hand in the vans. 
Full details and itinerary can be found HERE
Register Here
Member-Only Hikes

One of the advantages of Membership is the ability to participate in guided hikes to archaeological sites. Watch this page for announcements of upcoming hikes. Most are free but a few have small fees to cover expenses. 

All participants must agree to follow the VVAC Hiking rules, click HERE to download. 

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