Our Mission

Mission Statement:

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance collaborates with Bureau of Land Management to engage the community 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.



Who we are:

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance was founded in 2013 by a group of local citizens who were concerned about the future of their local Public Lands.  Limited federal funding and resources prompted this group to find alternative volunteer support to care for the precious and delicate landscape of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. We are also proud partners of Onward! a Legacy Foundation.


Painted Hand Pueblo
East Rock Creek Trail
Great Kiva at Lowry Pueblo
Take a Hike!
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National Conservation Lands:

  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is a part of the larger National Conservation Lands, encompassing approximately 27 million acres of America’s most spectacular landscapes.  Read more about the National Conservation Lands here.
  • Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance, as a partner group dedicated exclusively to Canyons Of The Ancients National Monument is a member of the Friends Grassroots Network through Conservation Lands Foundation.