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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Address: 27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
Phone Number: 9708825600
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Take out your cameras and start clicking! The area is beautiful and the views dont disappoint. It is close to the hotel so you aren't driving off the beaten path.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Laguna Hills, California
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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take out your cameras and start clicking! The area is beautiful and the views dont disappoint. It is close to the hotel so you aren't driving off the beaten path.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We accessed this park by taking the G Road south of Cortez. This rout provided some very interesting scenery. After a long drive we reached the visitors center and did the 1.3 mile hike out the back door. At the end of the concrete paving you have a choice of going right or left. We went right as the Temperature... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove a loop around the park, visited Hovenweep, then went to Lowry Pueblo. The Anasazi Cultural Center in Dolores is a great place to see artifacts and understand some of the culture. I would have liked to see more of the park. Wonderful place.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canyons of the Ancients is not a big attraction but is well worth the drive out from Cortez to see for anyone interested in Pre-Columbian American history. The site is easy to access and has displays of Ancestral Puebloan cultural artifacts and two not-to-be-missed films in the theater.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Stop at the Anasazi Heritage Center before going here. The Rangers are very friendly and helpful with directions, etc. We drove into the monument, and through to Hovenweep. Saw everything and still made it to the Four Corners before it closed. We were driving our Jeeps-roads can get a little rough, but we did see regular cars everywhere. Be sure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

While there is no formal visitor center you must stop by the Anasazi Heritage museum. They will give you all you need to find sites to see. The museum is a must with more facts and history that you can take on one day.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I recommend that your first stop be the interpretive center which isn't even located in the Canyons - it's the Anasazi Heritage Center to the east on Hwy 184, 3-1/2 miles west of Dolores. There are no facilities or services in the Canyons. At the Center, you can get a map and an explanation of the Canyons from the Rangers... More 

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Millington, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Worth the drive, I started a Aneth and went to Bluff and then to the drive through Mexican Hat got some great pictures Unbelievable

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

GPS took us through some fields to Road CC, which shows as an entry road on a printed map as well. Well it isn't it dead ended us at CC which is very rough road only suitable for 4wd vehicles. Bummed since it was 30 minutes off the beaten path. So...never got to see the place.

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Boulder CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The Heritage Center and museum are in Dolores, quite close to Cortez, and worth the trip for detailed well-presented exhibits. Staff directed us to Lowry and Sand Canyon as well as a broad description of options in the area to walk and see what we find.

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