Combine your visit with a trip to Lowry Pueblo for a full day of archaeology on Trail of the Ancients     

Archaeology
& History
Along the Trail

Canyons of the Ancients Vistor Center and Museum

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum is located on State Highway 184, three miles from Dolores, CO. The Center is open year-round except for New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

An admission fee is charged to visit the Museum. Restrooms and water are available at the Center, and restaurants are available in nearby communities.

Be sure to view the Visit With Respect video while visiting the Center. The video provides American Indian perspectives on how to visit archaeological sites and why it is important to respect these places. (You may also view this video on our website).

The CANM Visitor Center and Museum has a picnic area, and a half-mile nature trail which provides panoramic views of the Four Corners from the Escalante site. The Museum and the trail to Escalante Pueblo are handicapped accessible.

In order to view all the exhibits and take the hike to Escalante, plan to spend at least a half-day at the Center. You may want to combine your visit with a half-day trip to Lowry Pueblo for a full day of archaeological activities.


Visiting Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum
In order to view all the exhibits and take the hike to Escalante, plan to spend at least a half day at the Center. Enjoy the panoramic views from the Escalante site!
In order to view all the exhibits and take the hike to Escalante, plan to spend at least a half day at the Center. Enjoy the panoramic views from the Escalante site!