This year’s San Juan River naturalist trip features Dr. Andrew Gulliford, historian, author, and emphatic supporter of public lands. Spend six days floating and learning to see the landscape through the eyes of an expert historian. Discover the stories behind the scenery.
The San Juan holds a special place in our hearts; it is a refuge from an arid desert, a vibrant source of life amidst red-rock spires, rocky ridges, and buttes. Humans have made their home in this river corridor for thousands of years, and have left their mark in countless ways. From Basketmaker petroglyphs in Butler Wash, to the rugged Honaker Trail, it’s clear that we are only the most recent in a long line of humans to be drawn to this place.
“Rivers are where all the history happened,” Dr. Gulliford says. “They’re where all the rock art exists, where humans have been for roughly 10,000–11,000 years”. Join us this summer on our San Juan River naturalist trip. Add your family’s history to this rich river corridor.
Want to know more about the San Juan itself? We’ve got an Insider’s Guide for that.