The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains a huge number of archaeological sites– more than 6000 recorded so far, and up to 100 per square mile in some places– representing Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures. Canyons of the Ancients is managed as an integral cultural landscape containing a wealth of historic and environmental resources. Many of artifacts from excavations in the Canyons of the Ancients are housed at the Anasazi Heritage Center, a museum that is the visitor contact point for the Monument, and one of the fee-free sites on the days listed below.
The Bureau of Land Management and other agencies within the Department of the Interior are waiving recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on four occasions in 2017— Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16, 2017), Presidents Day (February 20, 2017), National Public Lands Day (September 30, 2017), and Veterans Day Weekend (November 11-12, 2017). #colorado #canyonsoftheancients #archaeology #cultural #historical #sunset #sunrise #beauty #scenic #nature #instagood #getoutside #presidentsday #landscape #mondaymotivation