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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 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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 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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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Much of this terrain is left undeveloped so you'll have to inquire about the access. But Sand Canyon is developed as a multi-use trail and also provides nearby access to several ancient ruins averaging around 800 years ago. There's both a north and south entry here, as well as some shorter loops and spurs. You can car pool and journey... More 

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Marco Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The roads leading to the cliff dwellings, castle and other artifacts are very rough even in a 4WD. Be very careful taking a car there and going off the main road. But it's all worth it. You can get up close to all the places of interest. It would be a great place for ATV riding rather than by car... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We started at the Anazai Heritage Center, which is amazing in itself. Asked the person at the desk on what to see, and she suggested the Lowrey Ruins and take 10 through the Sage Plain to Hoveenweep. We stopped at Painted Hand sight. All in all a fair amount of hiking for us. But glad we did!!

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Carefree, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Drive thru is lovely and there are several stops for photo taking. There are also many ruins to be seen along the way....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We started at the Anasazi Heritage Center (I reviewed the museum itself separately). We received great advice on what sites to visit. We walked to the pueblo ruins above the Center. An easy half-mile walk with signs indicating native plants. Great views of Sleeping Ute Mountain. Once on top, there are views all around--easy to see why a pueblo was... More 

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Erieville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We went to the Lowry Pueblo site after visiting the visitors center. It was a 9 mile drive from the highway and it was well worth it. The site has plenty of interesting facts posted around the site. The rest rooms seemed well maintained. There is a few picnic tables around the site as well. Sunset is gorgeous too!

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