Park

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

13 locals recommend

Tips from locals

Esther And Kory
Esther And Kory
May 22, 2021
Gorgeous views and hiking!
Dearle
Dearle
December 25, 2019
176,000 acres with exceptionally beautiful hiking throughout including several loops of varying lengths at Sand Canyon. Drive 10 miles from Cortez to Canyon of Ancients National Monument, where (even if Visitor Center is closed) you can walk on a wide, cement sidewalk to exceptional 360 degree…
Henry
Henry
March 2, 2021
40 miles, 45 minute drive
Mancos Inn
Mancos Inn
March 23, 2021
Canyon of the Ancients National Monument encompasses 176,000 acres of federal land. The Monument contains the highest known archaeological site density in the United States, with rich, well preserved evidence of native cultures.
Megan
Megan
June 20, 2015
Ruins and local history
Nick
Nick
May 2, 2021
Great easily accessible hiking and mountain biking!

Places to stay nearby

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 2 beds
Cozy very private cabin with amazing views.
SUPERHOST
  1. Farm stay
  2. 2 beds
Painted Sky Guesthouse Farm Retreat
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. 5 beds
Cowboy Cabin
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cabin
  2. 2 beds
Private Sage Canyon Cliff House near Mesa Verde.
SUPERHOST
  1. Tiny house
  2. 1 bed
Canyon Hideout Bungalow
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. 1 bed
The Mesa Verde Casita
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire cottage
  2. 2 beds
The Little Stone Cottage in Cortez
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 1 bed
Kush Cottage ~Heart of Cortez~ Colorado Friendly!
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
Luxurious peaceful setting - El Nido, "The Nest"
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Room Among the Ruins -- Cannabis Friendly
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 3 beds
Cozy brick cottage with a view of Mesa Verde
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 3 beds
The Oliver House at Canyon of the Ancients
SUPERHOST
  1. Barn
  2. 2 beds
Barndominium at Five Range Ranch
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Home Away From Home
SUPERHOST
  1. Tipi
  2. 2 beds
Serenity Stays Mountain View Tipi
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 1 bed
Cozy Guest House

Locals also recommend

Cafe
“This is where I buy the coffee I drink every morning (and take on the sunrise tour!) They have a funky little patio and great coffee!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“World class mountain bike trails, constantly expanding, all levels. Trails through piñon and juniper, over slick rock and sand. Fun for all!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cafe
“Local favorite. Breakfast served all day. This is my go-to spot. Voted 5th in "Top 10 Diners" in Colorado by the Denver Post. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tegan and I have a weekly standing reservation here. A genuine farm-to-table experience.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Store
“Downtown Cortez, good place to suss out the local bike trails. For all your biking needs, great local mountain bike trail maps, 4 blocks from house. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Location
9651 Rd N
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone+1 970-882-5600
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