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Canyons of the Ancients: general information

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Canyons of the Ancients

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This area has the highest known archaeological site density in the United States. Those archaeological sites represents Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures.
Being the headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, the Anasazi Heritage Center is a must stop for orientation and current conditions.
Lowry Pueblo National Historic Landmark is the only developed recreation site within Canyon of the Ancients.
This area has the highest known archaeological site density in the United States. Those archaeological sites represents Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures.
Being the headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, the Anasazi Heritage Center is a must stop for orientation and current conditions.
Lowry Pueblo National Historic Landmark is the only developed recreation site within Canyon of the Ancients.
For some nice trail descriptions please visit gjhikes website.
On the Bureau of Landmanagement website you will find some trip ideas depending on how much time you have to visit the site.

Canyons of the Ancients: nearby sleeping facilities

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20 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Blue Mountain Horsehead Inn
Grist Mill Inn
Roughlock RV Park & Cabins, Runnin' Iron Inn & The Rusty Lillie Lodge
Alpine Inn
The Monticello Inn
Rio Grande Southern Hotel
Mt Peale Resort Country Inn
San Juan Inn
Dolores Mountain Inn
Inn at the Canyons
Desert Rose Inn & Cabins
Far View Lodge
Recapture Lodge
Super 8 Motel Blanding
Sundance Bear Lodge
Flagstone Meadows Ranch B & B
Hat Rock Inn
Four Corners Inn
Stone Lizard Lodging
Gateway Inn

Canyons of the Ancients: nearby destinations

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