Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance

Life supporting water on the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Hike to see amazing Ancestral sites!
Great Kiva at Lowry Pueblo
Site Steward Monitoring
Ancestral Puebloan Sites in CANM
Saddlehorn Pueblo on the Sand Canyon Trail
Youth Summit at Escalante Pueblo
Tours by SCCA!
Protecting our Cultural Resources
Ancient Doorways
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We collaborate with the Bureau of Land Management to engage the public through education, outreach, and stewardship for the use and enjoyment of the natural and cultural landscape of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and nearby public lands.

Hike the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument!

Join us for 2022 Ride of the Ancients!

Please join us for an amazing event benefiting SCCA and Trail of the Ancients!

The Ride of the Ancients is a competitive bike race as well as a family fun bike event with a festival atmosphere at Flanders Park in beautiful downtown Dolores, Colorado. There will be music, food, and local vendors that combine into a not to be missed wonderful Summertime experience!

Please visit the Ride of the Ancients website linked below to register for the race.

Please register at this link:

Last year Race results confirmed that Travis Brown, former U.S. Cycling Team Olympian, hailing from Durango, had the fastest time on the 95 mile course with a finish in 5 hours, 12 minutes, and 23 seconds. Finishing next were Tim Matthews and Sam Vickery.

Featured Events

Last year the Ride of the Ancients event was made possible by over 40 volunteers!

Please consider volunteering and be part of one of the most memorable summer events in SW Colorado!

Please register to be a Volunteer:
Please register to be a Vendor:

Visit the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum

Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is Southwest Colorado’s premier archaeological museum, operated by the Bureau of Land Management since 1988. All museum facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is a museum focusing on Ancestral Puebloan, Native American, and historic cultures in the Four Corners region. It is also headquarters for visitors traveling to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

Features include:

  • Permanent exhibits on archaeology, local history and Native American cultures
  • Two 12th-century archaeological sites (Ask a volunteer about the visiting these sites just outside of the museum.)
  • Special exhibits and events
  • Educational resources for teachers
  • Internships for enrolled and recently graduated college students
  • Research library of archaeology and anthropology resources
  • Research collection of more than 3 million artifacts and records from archaeological projects in Southwest Colorado
  • Picnic area and half-mile nature trail
Please call 970-882-5600 for customer services that may be available by phone or email on days the Visitor Center is not open. A “Virtual Ranger Station” will be stocked with maps, brochures, and junior ranger booklets and can be found next to the Visitor Center’s parking lot 24/7.

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