Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado Saddlehorn Pueblo along the Sand Canyon trailcontains a huge number of archaeological sites-- more than 6000 recorded so far, and up to 100 per square mile in some places-- representing Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures. Canyons of the Ancients is managed as an integral cultural landscape containing a wealth of historic and environmental resources.

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1 month ago

Nice because you can make it any length you want & still see several dwellings along the way

Hiked this two weeks ago. Beautiful country with a lot to see if you keep your eyes open. Though rated as a moderate, it is a low moderate or high easy. One needs to be in reasonably good shape. Important to carry water to keep hydrated at those altitudes

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3 months ago

Great trail close to town . Please do not carve your name or date into the ruins ..... Show history respect !

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11 months ago

I live close by and do this trail fairly often. There are lots of possible combinations with other trails in the same area. Nice views and Anasazi Ruins along the way.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Awesome hike with Native American ruins.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Really neat trail! Parking is a little weird as you have to park on slick rock. Easy/casual access to Native American ruins/dwellings. Easy hike for kids and families, very little elevation gain in the first half or so. This trail is actually more like 6 mi point to point (according to the TH sign). We ended up doing half because incoming weather pushed us out. Great scenic views of mountains and canyon. Probably would not recommend this hike in the dead of summer, it would be an extremely hot hike since sun exposure is intense

Thursday, June 05, 2014

This is a great trail for horses nice loop beautiful trail. Parking is a little tight and tricky to find the first time out.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Oh my god this trail is a blast. Everything you could ask for in an out and back. Plus casual access to native ruins. Did an outer out and back on the return which was well worth it. The heat was part of the experience, upper 90's.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013