Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center & Museum
Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is Southwest Colorado's premier archaeological museum, housing permanent and temporary exhibits that focus on Ancestral Puebloan, Native American, and historic cultures in the Four Corners region. The BLM-operated Visitor Center provides information and orientation for visitors to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.
- Permanent exhibits on archaeology, local history and Native American cultures
- Two 12th-century archaeological sites (Dominguez and Escalante pueblos) just outside the building
- Picnic area and half-mile nature trail
- Special exhibits and events
- Educational resources for teachers
- Internships for enrolled and recently graduated college students
- Research library of archaeology and anthropology resources
- Research collection of more than 3 million artifacts and records from archaeological projects in Southwest Colorado.
VISITOR CENTER & MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT
SEPTEMBER 8 - Stanton Englehart Special Exhibit Opens!
SEPTEMBER 15 - STAR PARTY!
Commercial Tour Group Operators: Please call (970) 882-5612 to schedule your visit one month in advance. Museum admission is $7 per person. Tours visiting the monument are required to obtain a special recreation permit. Information on how to apply for a special recreation permit is provided below.
Special Recreation Permits: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Tres Rios Field Office accept commercial Special Recreation Permit applications and modification requests for the following year every September 1 through 30. This includes existing permittees requesting permit modifications such as requesting additional use areas or proposing changes to the pre-existing purposes and/or activities authorized. Please review the CANM/TRFO Special Recreation Permit Policy for additional information.