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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
+1 970-882-5600
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Go to Dolores to get to the park office for this monument

We kept seeing things about the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, but were confused at to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
210SATX
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San Antonio, Texas
A Place to Visit After Mesa Verde National Park

Hike to ancient Native American Ruins in Sand Canyon. Be aware that the parking area on the south... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tom236
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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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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 28 reviews
"four corners"
in 9 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"ancient indian"
in 2 reviews
"native plants"
in 3 reviews
"great hiking"
in 7 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"slick rock"
in 2 reviews
"extra drive"
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"low clearance"
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"additional information"
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"great kiva"
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"ancient ruins"
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"mountain bikes"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We kept seeing things about the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, but were confused at to what and where it was. We finally found out the visitor center, nice museum, and gift shop are in Dolores, CO and not Cortez, CO. Dolores is not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hike to ancient Native American Ruins in Sand Canyon. Be aware that the parking area on the south end is on slick rock and is small. You can hike for a few hours or a full day. It is a place you have to go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need to do major hiking unless you want to. They do require you to have a forest ranger take you down to the cliff side dwellings which requires a reservation and a fee. There is one you can do on your own and...More

Thank Sus C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is spread out and has a few sites. We did the Lowry site and it was great to see the ruins there. There are many dirt roads in this park and some are very rutted. Make sure you have the correct vehicle. Also,...More

2  Thank SlowPoke59
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are several Indian ruins. To see them one must travel down rough dirt roads. It is worth it though if one enjoys Indian history

1  Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Visited several of the ruin sites and found that my pick up truck was bounding around and I was worried about the undercarriage. I had a nice ride to a few of the sites while parking the truck near an access point (Holly, for instance)....More

1  Thank ricklmartin
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The drive out takes quite awhile. Be aware that most of the roads are NOT paved. Since we drive a Corvette that we don't take on unpaved roads, our trip was short and sweet. Please be aware that you're warned in written material NOT to...More

2  Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

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

1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

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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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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