Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - Visitor Center and Museum

Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum
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Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum 27501 Highway 184 Dolores, CO 81323

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37.47625, -108.54617
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From Dolores, Colorado, travel west on State Highway 145, then turn west (right) on State Highway 184. Or if you are coming from Cortez, travel north on State Highway 145, then turn west (left) on State Highway 184. Continue on 184 for approximately 1 mile and the Visitor Center will be on your right.

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - Visitor Center and Museum

The Canyon of the Ancients Visitor 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 Visitor Center before heading to the Monument to get information, maps and other publications. The Museum boasts interpretive exhibits, films, a research library, educational resources, and special programs and events interpret the history and culture of the Ancestral Puebloan 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 Visitor Center and Museum. The Old Spanish National Historic Trail, a 19th century Mexican trade route, also runs through this area. For more information, please contact the Canyon of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum by calling 970-882-5600. Our Visitor Center and Museum is closed until further notice. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument remains open to recreational activities and dispersed camping. The Visitor Center has travel and hiking brochures in two outside racks to help you plan your visit to the Monument. The paved, 1/2 mile hiking trail at the museum to Dominguez and Escalante Pueblos remains open for your enjoyment. Stay up to date by following our official Facebook page: Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum @BLMCanyonsoftheAncients and check back in with our websites as conditions change.