Colorado Archaeological Society
Pikes Peak Chapter
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Field Trips

Field trips are open only to members. (Click here for Membership Application)

Space permitting, guests may be allowed on field trips at the discretion of the field trip leader(s). If you are not a member and would like to go, you may join our chapter and become a member by clicking here.

We attempt to describe the difficulty of each trip. Some trips are drive-ups, walkups, and some are serious camping. When using your vehicle, be sure it is in good working order. It could be dangerous if your are stuck in the desert without adequate water, food, or tools for repair.

Participants must be familiar with Field Trip Policies before participating in any trip. The Field Trip Leader has the right to exclude you for failure to follow policy or fail to sign the Release of Liability.


April 1, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center:  Taylor Collection
Trip leader: Patrice Rhodes Baum

A unique, "behind-the-scenes," curator-led tour of the curatorial facilities housing the Finae Arts Center's Taylor Collection. This preeminent collection is renowned for its historical Southwestern textiles, santos, ceramics, baskets, and more. The Taylor Collection is considered "one of the country's strongest collections of Native American, Latin American and Hispanic American art."

Cost is $15 admission per person at the Fine Arts Center
Senior discounts and Fine Arts membership do not apply.

Sign up at the next meeting on March 21st or send an e-mail to Patrice Rhodes Baum, Patrice@PatriceRB.com.  Please include your name, phone and e-mail address.  You must be a chapter member to participate.


June 17, 2017

Lamb Spring Site near Littleton, Roxborough State Park
Trip leader: Doug Rouse


August 12-13, 2017

La Garita Ranch Rock Art, San Luis Valley
Trip leaders: Robert and Judy Kilgore

Explore pictographs, snake walls, petroglyphs, CMTs, "propped rocks", all within hiking distance of lodge (1/2 mile). There are also other sites in the San Luis Valley that we can visit.

Currently getting prices for lodging/camping possibilities at the ranch & a possible catered meal for Saturday evening. There will be nominal fees for this trip which will include a small fee for tour leader expenses, lodging/camping and catered meal. OR we could do a potluck meal on Saturday evening.


Date to be announced

Escalante Canyons (map)
Trip leader: Kim Chatterley


Date to be announced

Museum in Trinidad & Trinchera Cave
Trip leader: Mike Novak