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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
+1 970-882-5600
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Very large area with lots of sites

This is a very large area of pueblo sites that are in varying stages of development. It gives you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
AWESOME !

The scenic drives thru and around this area are amazing. Monolithic rock formations and desert... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
chipshaver
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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  • Average5%
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“sand canyon” (31 reviews)
“mesa verde” (27 reviews)
“lowry pueblo” (26 reviews)
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27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
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+1 970-882-5600
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"sand canyon"
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"mesa verde"
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"lowry pueblo"
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"the anasazi heritage center"
in 26 reviews
"four corners"
in 9 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"ancient indian"
in 2 reviews
"great hiking"
in 7 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"native plants"
in 3 reviews
"slick rock"
in 2 reviews
"extra drive"
in 2 reviews
"low clearance"
in 2 reviews
"additional information"
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"ancient ruins"
in 5 reviews
"great kiva"
in 5 reviews
"mountain bikes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large area of pueblo sites that are in varying stages of development. It gives you an idea of the breadth of the civilization. So, it is great for driving with occasional stops to see ruins. You should visit the Anasazi Heritage...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenic drives thru and around this area are amazing. Monolithic rock formations and desert scenery abounds. Great views can be seen from pull off areas on the paved roads and other gravel roads that are not too rough. Plan your route thru the area...More

Thank chipshaver
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We went to the Sand Canyon Pueblo only to find that it was covered up with rocks after excavation. Who knew? Then, we traveled around to the south side to hike up the canyon to see some ruins. But, we only knew where the trail...More

Thank Lastrick
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We didn’t go to the visitors center because we needed an early start to our day and it didn’t open until 10. We visited Lowry house and painted hand. Both were beautiful and you were able to walk through the ruins. Signage helped interpret the...More

Thank txfam7
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We stayed for a little over a week with the Canyons Of The Ancients National Monument literally in the backyard of the house he had rented for vacation. I spent every single morning wandering the monument greeting the rising sun, and every evening wandering the...More

1  Thank Scott G
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We spend 2 days at Canyons of the Ancients as there are many places to visit. Every national park in Utah/Colorado is worth visiting. Every dwellings and ruins are different - and we enjoyed every single one of them. Some places you cannot rely on...More

1  Thank Junglehike
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

My wife and I visited this monument on a beautiful fall day. We stopped at the Anasazi Heritage Center on our way to the monument, which helped us better understand the importance of this place and the significance of the archaeological sites we were about...More

2  Thank MidwestTraveller89
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Although there are some ruins to visit, they are fairly difficult to reach. I had a 4x4 pick-up and there were sections I would not go.

1  Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We came to the area for the National Park, but carved out some extra time to visit the monument visitor center. It is worth the extra time. A very nice facility, extremely friendly people working in it, and more interesting artifacts than we expected. GPS...More

Thank NewStart78
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We started at the Anazazi Heritage Visitor Center in Dolores. This is an excellent visitor center. Our only disappointment was that no one told us about the ancient pueblo (Escalante Pueblo) on their grounds, just a short hike away. Somehow, we missed this information and...More

1  Thank Cheryl W
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bwodom
24 April 2018|
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Response from MidwestTraveller89 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure it does. We were driving a compact car when we visited, but if you look at the Heritage Center on Google Earth you will see several large RVs in the parking lot.
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kittenspaws65
11 October 2017|
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Response from Q4766HGsusans | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other answers - you could do fabulous hikes for a week, or spend three hours at the Anasazi Museum, which is a great place. I would recommend your choosing the number of days and go to the Museum first; their... More
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