The first day, Sunday, we arrive. Monday will not necessarily be a painting day, as we climb into trucks and scout the entire canyon for the painting sites we will be returning to all week. This will be a full day, as the canyon is quite large. We return late afternoon to our hotel. Tuesday we will go to our camping site to set up tents and enjoy painting/photography and our first meals together in the Canyon.
Each of the five days (Tuesday through Friday) are devoted exclusively to painting and photography. We will travel by truck to a chosen site for the day. Some days we might have the option to be at a different site morning and afternoon.
Photo: John Farnsworth
The group needs to stay together. This is a restriction placed on being in the canyon; we will be accompanied by a licensed Navajo guide at all times. No exceptions.
The final day, we paint all day, break up camp, and return to the hotel for our final group dinner (and a most welcome shower). Departure is the next morning after breakfast.
You will have to arrange any horseback riding yourself if you wish.
See the Calendar/Schedule on the
Canyon de Chelly main page.
the campfire awoke
a deep part of me."