Canyons of the Ancients Trails

Within Canyons of the Ancients Monument are several trails to hike and explore. The most popular of these trails is Sand Canyon which contains over 10 ancestral pueblo ruins tucked away in cliff alcoves.

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  • Trail Name Difficulty Distance Elev. Gain
    1. Lower Sand Canyon Moderate 3.4 mi / 5.4 km 320 ft
    2. Upper Sand Canyon Moderate 6.2 mi / 10.0 km 1,965 ft
    3. Horse Trail Easy 2.2 mi / 3.6 km 100 ft
    4. Mountain Bike Trail Moderate 2.2 mi / 3.6 km 100 ft
    5. Lower Connector Easy 1.3 mi / 2.1 km 120 ft
    6. Upper Connector Easy 0.7 mi / 1.1 km 120 ft
    7. East Rock Creek Moderate 5.2 mi / 8.4 km 1,000 ft
    8. Rock Creek Moderate 3.8 mi / 6.2 km 120 ft


    Canyons Of The Ancients Trails
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