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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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16 mi 26 km of trail 1 Ride

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 4 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Rides in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - 1

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Favorite Break time after a nice slickrock climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Canyons of the Ancients Loop.

7.5 mi 12.1 km • Out and Back • 791 ft Ascent 240.95 m Ascent

(17) Cortez, CO

Trails in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - 4

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3.9 mi 6.3 km #1Rock Creek Trail
Difficult
Cortez, CO
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3.9 mi 6.3 km Cortez, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2East Rock Creek: Middle Connector
Intermediate
Cortez, CO
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Cortez, CO
5.3 mi 8.5 km #3East Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cortez, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
5.3 mi 8.5 km Cortez, CO
5.8 mi 9.4 km #4Sand Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cortez, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.4 km Cortez, CO

Photos of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - 17

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It's so cool to ride right past these cliff dwellings, but keep your bike on the main trail and don't mess with the historical ruins
Jun 5, 2015 near Cortez, CO
Break time after a nice slickrock climb.
Jun 5, 2015 near Cortez, CO
Checking out the ruins
Jun 6, 2015 near Cortez, CO
Fun Stuff
Jun 6, 2015 near Cortez, CO
Canyons of the Ancients
Jun 10, 2015 near Cortez, CO
A quarter mile of slick rock at the start of Sand Canyon
Apr 30, 2018 near Cortez, CO
Cliff dweeling in the distance along the first portion of the loop.
Apr 17, 2017 near Cortez, CO
Nice little dwelling tucked away under the cliffs.
Jun 5, 2015 near Cortez, CO