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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Address: 27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO

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More beautiful southwest, can't get enough of this

Very special place if you have the chance to go you should. The ancient history of this area and the southwest in general is so interesting and if you take the time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very special place if you have the chance to go you should. The ancient history of this area and the southwest in general is so interesting and if you take the time to appreciate the age of the this lifestyle and the climate and landscape in which these peoples lived you will be inspired. Such beauty !!

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Waynesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots and lots of ground to cover and things to see, so plan on a day of your time. Or visit on several days. Bring plenty of water. Old ruins in lots of places. A bike is good to have.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I went hiking on Sand Creek Trail in May 2015. Sand Creek offers a high desert landscape vs. Mesa Verde or the foothills north of Cortez. There are several dramatic canyons and ancient dwellings along the trail. The trail allows dogs if on a leash and the crowds are small.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ruins scattered everywhere. Connect with history. Visitor Center in Dolores is interesting. Plenty of hiking. Spread out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My children loved it. This can be informative and interactive. Not a large place and if you have a National Parks Pass you get in free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Raining this Memorial Day, so drove to Lowry Ruins south of Dove Creek area. Upon arrival was pleased and pleasantly surprised that you can walk into the ruins as they are covered and quite extensive! A very large Kiva is excavated and viewable. The more ruins we visit the more understanding and appreciation we have for the Ancestral Puebloans! The... More 

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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lots of interesting artifacts and information. Good movie - excellent introduction to the whole area.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Beautiful hiking. Technical biking. Lots of ruins. If you can arrange a shuttle, hike the Sand Canyon Trail from top to bottom (north to south). Allow plenty of time to explore ruins along the way. Biking is a loop at the south end of the monument with both slickrock and sand.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We've seen the Mesa Verde sites several times and wanted something different in the four-corners region. Definitely go to the Anasazi Heritage Center/museum just outside of Delores for an orientation of the area and a nice museum experience. There is a small fee for this but it is worth it. I got very good advice on where to go, and... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Given that we visited Mesa Verde in the winter, most of the park was closed and we were told we should check out Canyon of the Ancients on our way back to Moab. It's definitely an interesting area, but you want to be sure you have a good map as you head out - it's easy to miss some of... More 

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Address: Address: 27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

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