Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance

Hike the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument!

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.

Current Announcements

SCCA is excited to be a part of the 2023 Four Corners Lecture Series! Click on a link below for more information and/or to register

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2022 Annual Report

SCCA saw numerous changes and transitions in 2022. We said farewell to our previous Executive Director, Shaine Gans, our Associate Director, Diane McBride, took a

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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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Visit With Respect
History Colorado: Lowry Pueblo
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