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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Tough Roads!

Hit the center just outside Dolores. Got a great map and good info on what roads we could take in using our rental car. Most of the structures are on roads were you need high... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hit the center just outside Dolores. Got a great map and good info on what roads we could take in using our rental car. Most of the structures are on roads were you need high clearance and 4 wheel drive and others are via long hikes. We were able to see one of the ruins before we simply ran out... More 

Thank nriemen
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this area by accident and ended up planning a more thorough trip in the future. Outstanding views. Looking forward to hiking here in the future!

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on about a 3-mile trail with a friend and three dogs. We passed archaeological ruins and were impressed by the rock formations. If we lived in this area, we would be on these trails very often.

Thank Overlooker
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can get a map at the Anasazi center in Dolores but it is not necessary. The paths have maps at all the intersections and are well marked. BRING WATER and sunscreen and your food and you are set for an awesome hiking day.

1 Thank Christine C
Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

4x4 only and there are many old pit home ruins to see and walk around, lots of old pottery pieces 1500+ years old, but they must stay, huge fine to remove anything.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've done the Inca Trail and the Annapurna Circuit and sections of the Appalachian Trail but this place just blew me away. Beautiful canyons filled with rock formations and cliff pueblo ruins. Gorgeous terrain. Blue skies, red rocks, white sand. Plentiful wildlife and if you get out early there are few people to contend with. We came down for a... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful location just 7 minutes away from the guest ranch by the same name down the road. Nice to be able to wander. A bit confusing to start but became easier as we explored

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

It's off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. The ancient pueblos are fascinating- if we only knew the stories behind it all.

1 Thank farmgirllivinginco
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Best part is about 1/2 way thru the 8 mile around hike, there is a hidden arch on the east face bluff most people never see,From the trail, look to your left,it is located just about even with the last ruins on the hike, If you hike carry plenty of water, my wife and I carried 8 bottles and at... More 

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washington state
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Canyons provides access to fascinating cliff dwellings and other relic structures.it would be optimal to have a high clearance rig so you could take some of the rough trails to some exotic sites. Still, our sedan easily made it down one road and we hiked to fabulous sites well preserved and lovely. Thank you, BLM for your outstanding management.

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