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Anasazi Heritage Center
27501 Highway 184
Dolores, Colorado 81323
Phone: (970) 882-5600
The Anasazi Heritage Center is a museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi) culture and other Native cultures in the Four Corners region. It is also the starting point for visits to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument .
Arches National Park
Moab, Utah
Located 2 1/2 hrs from Durango in Moab, Utah. Arches boasts some of the most complex natural arches on the planet, many dating back millions of years. Forces of nature have created over 2,000 natural sandstone arches in the park, including the famous Delicate Arch.
Canyonlands National Park
Moab, Utah
Located 2 1/2 hrs from Durango in Moab, Utah. The Canyonlands has some of the most breathtaking views in the area and is simply immense. Deep canyons were formed by the Colorado and Green Rivers, creating sheer cliffs, unique rock formations and amazing colors.
Chimney Rock Archeological Area
3 miles South of Hwy 160 on Hwy 151
Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
chimneyrock@chimneyrockco.org
Phone: (970)883-5359
Designated an Archaeological Area and National Historic Site in 1970, Chimney Rock lies on 4,100 acres of San Juan National Forest land surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The site was home to the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians 1,000 years ago and is of great spiritual significance to these tribes. Their ancestors built over 200 homes and ceremonial buildings high above the valley floor, probably to be near the sacred twin rock pinnacles.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango, Colorado 81301
Phone: (970) 247-2733
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable year-round adventure. Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago. Relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a truly spectacular journey on board the D&SNGR!
Four Corners National Monument
Four Corners Area, New Mexico
It is the only place in the US where you can be in four different states at the same time: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The monument is located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, providing a small visitor center, Navajo arts and crafts booths, picnic tables and portable toilets. Located about 1 hour from Mesa Verde National Park. Provides unique photo opportunities.
Hovenweep National Monument
Cortez, Colorado
Hovenweep National Monument preserves and protects six primitive, Puebloan-era villages that are spread out over 20 miles along the Utah-Colorado border. These multi-storied towers are on the edge of canyon rims and precariously balanced on large rocks. Dates back to over 10,000 years when nomadic Paleoindians roamed the area to hunt. Noted for its solitude and undeveloped, natural character.
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde, Colorado 81330
Phone: 970-529-4465
Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
Million Dollar Highway
The 75-mile stretch of scenic highway known as Million Dollar Highway is a breathtaking journey through the majestic mountain passes of western Colorado.