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Archaeologist-guided Hikes into Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Walking Tour
Hiking in Canyon of the Ancients – Marc Yaxley

ADA Accessibility Notes

Not appropriate for people who cannot walk. long distances.

Explore the cliff-dweller sites in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument with a knowledgeable archaeologist. Visit sites difficult to access from public trail heads. Learn to recognize archaeological sites and artifacts while hiking through scenic red-rock canyons. Experience the personal touch with answers to your own questions. How do archaeologists know where to dig? What is a kiva? What are the great stories of prehistoric civilizations? Advance reservations required. Half day for up to 4 people: $150. Full day for up to 4 people (includes sack lunch) $235. Additional people: half day $15/person; full day $30/person.

Best Starting Point

Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast: 14537 Road G, Cortez, CO

Length of Walking Tour

One half day: 3-4 miles; Full day 7 miles.