Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Cortez

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  • The site is well reviewed so, instead, here's some logistical information that might help with your visit. 1. The monument is huge and spread out. Plan for a lot of driving between the different...  more »
  • We have visited Monument valley several times and never cease to be awed by the massive formations. My husband loves to talk about which areas were the location of many John Wayne westerns filmed...  more »
  • The museum had a lot of facts very informative. The 100 mile trip around the Land of the Ancients was long and hot. So many of the wonderful things to see now that we are retired are inaccessible to us. We have the time and money but can't hike back to these sites. Would have liked a way to have reserved a tour so we and others like us could see these sites. That would also bring in more revenue for the park. We need to do more for the seniors that have supported our National Parks for years.
  • The NPS Guides are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. We really enjoyed the Visitors Center Learning more about the land, how they are preserving, and more about the local culture. We opted for a 6 mile hike which was not strenuous. There was only 1 other couple out - and so it is important to remember there are lots of miles between you & help, take lots of water!
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