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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Address: 27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
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Beautiful National Monument

A wonderful area preserved for all. Easy hiking through sandstone canyons, a walk through an important part of our area's history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cortez, Colorado
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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful area preserved for all. Easy hiking through sandstone canyons, a walk through an important part of our area's history.

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The Anasazi Heritage Center museum is also the headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (CANM). You will not find a better museum and interpretive experience anywhere in the Four Corners of Colorado. This museum is on a par with any you may find in Santa Fe. Excellent exhibits, hiking trails, great bookstore, friendly staff, excellent presentations for solo... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You must stop and see the Heritage Center. If you have children it is a hands on interpretive center. You do not have to be a child though to enjoy it. You can try your hand at weaving or knapping or learn how to use a pestle. The staff are very informative and friendly. There is some great art on... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Did 2 day hikes here and will be back next spring. Beautifully eroded sandstone cliffs, wonderful flowers, and not many people make this a wonderful walking experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Explore every inch and uncover amazing discoveries! From rock art to ruins to animals to plants. The Anasazi Heritage Center is a good place to begin. Maps of trails. Knowledgeable people to help. Drive the road and hike the trails. Don't be afraid of the sandy "roads" unless there's been rain. SUV and 4x4 will get you anywhere! Go on... More 

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west central ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This monument has a lot of ruins but not all are accessible with a passenger care (I was a little disappointed but I was NOT going to try this). The ones that are accessible are interesting; stop at the visitor's center first to get the most out of your visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you are into the history and culture of the pueblo building Indians, put this place on your list. Ruins are more sparsely located than Mesa Verde, but still well worth a visit. Unfortunately we only had time for the Lowry Pueblo, so we will be back to view the Painted Hand and Sand Canyon Pueblos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Visited Anasazi Heritage Center today. Great collection of artifacts and visual displays. Short 1/2 mile hike on paved trail to partially excavated ruin on top of hill behind the Center. Interpretive displays along trail plus never ending views. Impressive facility.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We went twice and did it all between the two times. We only met one person on the trail and a couple at the start the second time, and it was Saturday. The first time we were totally alone, so awesome!! It's beautiful there, the scenery is magic, you see lots of pueblo dwellings and amazing rock formations.

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Curtis, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Better museum than mesa verde. Videos were very informative and interesting and none of the crowds like Mesa Verde has. highly recommend a visit

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