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Canyons Of The Ancients Tours

The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is located in Cortez, CO. Take a half-day or full-day guided tour of this archaeologically and historically-significant area. Canyons of the Ancients encompasses and surrounds three of the four separate sections of Hovenweep National Monument. Private tours include visits to multiple archaeological sites from the Anasazi Heritage Center, to Lowery Ruins, Sand Canyon, and Canyon of the Ancients.

Canyons Of The Ancients Tours

Explore this Colorado national monument with experienced, knowledgeable guides that will take you around the Four Corners area to multiple archaeological sites from the Heritage Center, to Lowry Pueblo, Sand Canyon, and Canyons of the Ancients.


Mesa Verde Express Tour

Express Tour
Ages 10+

Discover Mesa Verde with an Archaeologist trained guide! Come take a look into the lives of the Ance...


Canyons Of The Ancients Private Tour

Private Tour
7.5 Hours
Ages 4+

Sit back and relax while our experienced, knowledgeable guides take you around the Four Corners area...

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Canyons Of The Ancients Tours: FAQ

What Are The Canyons Of The Ancients?

The Canyons of the Ancients is a national monument that covers 176,056 acres of significant landscape comprised of Ancestral Puebloan ruins. More than 6,000 single archeological sites have been identified and preserved in the monument. The monument is located 9 miles west of Pleasant View, Colorado in southwestern Colorado.

What Should I Bring On An Ancient Ruins Tour?

Bring a camera, comfortable but sturdy footwear for hiking to the ruins along the trails, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water. It's also important to wear appropriate clothing/ Colorado’s weather can be unpredictable, so it is ideal to wear extra layers!

Why Choose Durango Rivertrippers?

As one of Durango's very first rafting and outdoor adventure companies and more than 35 years of experience, we prioritize safety and fun. Our untarnished safety record will ensure that you and your family and friends enjoy a memorable adventure in Southwest Colorado.

Canyons Of The Ancients Tours Overview

LocationTypeTimeframe Price
Canyon Of The AncientsPrivate Tour7.5 Hours $279
Mesa Verde Express Tour5 $139
Ancient ruin locations based on proximity to Durango

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