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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Address: 27501 Hwy 184, Cortez, CO
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Drive down County Rd G and take these awesome hikes

You can get a map at the Anasazi center in Dolores but it is not necessary. The paths have maps at all the intersections and are well marked. BRING WATER and sunscreen and your... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can get a map at the Anasazi center in Dolores but it is not necessary. The paths have maps at all the intersections and are well marked. BRING WATER and sunscreen and your food and you are set for an awesome hiking day.

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4x4 only and there are many old pit home ruins to see and walk around, lots of old pottery pieces 1500+ years old, but they must stay, huge fine to remove anything.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've done the Inca Trail and the Annapurna Circuit and sections of the Appalachian Trail but this place just blew me away. Beautiful canyons filled with rock formations and cliff pueblo ruins. Gorgeous terrain. Blue skies, red rocks, white sand. Plentiful wildlife and if you get out early there are few people to contend with. We came down for a... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 17 December 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 10 December 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 23 November 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 18 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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 28 October 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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