Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is located in southwestern Colorado and features thousands of archaeological sites reflecting ancestral Pueblo and other Native American cultures. Visitors can view Lowry Pueblo and Sand Canyon Pueblo, or explore the more remote Painted Hand Pueblo.

The six-mile Sand Canyon Trail is a popular hiking, mountain bike, and horseback riding spot. Visitors are strongly encouraged to stop by the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum for information before heading to the Monument. Nearby attractions include:
BLM logo Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
27501 Highway 184
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-5600
Castle Rock Pueblo
Castle Rock Pueblo.
Historic Structure
Historic structure.
Sand Canyon Trail
Rooster Rock.
Storage Room
Storage Room Pueblo.
Saddlehorn Pueblo
Saddlehorn Pueblo.
Corncob House
Corncob House.
Double Cliff House
Double Cliff House.
Structure at Overlook.
Sunny Alcove
Sunny Alcove.
Wall Curves With Bedrock House
Wall Curves With Bedrock House.
Tucked Away Two Story House
Tucked Away Two Story House.
House With Standing Curved Wall
House With Standing Curved Wall.
Photos by EMKotyk