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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument:

Anasazi Heritage Center

[Canyons of the Ancients National Monument]
 

Aerial view of Anasazi Heritage CenterThe Anasazi Heritage Center is the headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the premier archaeological museum in southwest Colorado. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Heritage Center before heading to the Monument to get information, maps and other publications. Interpretive exhibits, films, a research library, educational resources and special programs and events interpret the history and culture of the ancestral Pueblo and other Native American peoples, as well as the historic Anglo settlers. On its way to the Monument, the Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway conveniently passes right by the Anasazi Heritage Center. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail, a 19th century Mexican trade route, also runs through this area.

Field Office:  Tres Rios

Activities:
  • Byways and
    National Trails
  • Heritage tourism
  • Hiking

 

 

 

 

Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Archaeological sites
  • Interpretive exhibits
  • More than 3 million artifacts and records
  • Half-mile nature trail
  • Museum shop
  • Theater for films
  • Educational programs
  • Research library
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic area
  • Available in Cortez and Dolores: historic attractions, lodging, restaurants and shops

Directions:  The Anasazi Heritage Center is located at:

27501 Highway 184
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-5600

From Dolores: travel west on Highway 145/Railroad Avenue, which will become Highway 184. Turn right to continue on Highway 184. From Cortez: travel north on Highway 145, then turn left onto Highway 184.


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