Sand Canyon to East Rock Creek Trail to Rock Creek Trail Loop

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Canyons of The Ancients National Monument

Sand Canyon to East Rock Creek Trail to Rock Creek Trail Loop is a 11.4 mile loop trail located near Cortez, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,092 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

walking

bird watching

running

cave

views

wildlife

rocky

historic site

Great easy hike with plenty of ruins. Kind like hiking through Mesa Verde's ruins.

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8 months ago

Hardly anyone there. Very cool feeling there. Not your typical National Park or Monument.

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10 months ago

Fun and easy but hot!!!

Wed May 08 2019

Considerate hikers, bikers and horse back riders (9ppl total). Sad that exploring is not an option off trail but understandable. Trail easy with typical rocks and roots.

Mon Apr 30 2018

great hike, watch for ruins as you go. Can shorten it without west side loop.

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Tue Mar 28 2017

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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