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Top park recommendations from locals

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“A UNESCO World Heritage Site located in nearby Montezuma, County, the park protects some of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the US. Best known for structures like the Cliff Palace, thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America.”
  • 47 locals recommend
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“This is a wonderful place to visit to see some great views, a native pueblo, experience a nice hike, and visit an informative museum. We take our friends here when they come to visit.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“176,000 acres with exceptionally beautiful hiking throughout including several loops of varying lengths at Sand Canyon. Drive 10 miles from Cortez to Canyon of Ancients National Monument, where (even if Visitor Center is closed) you can walk on a wide, cement sidewalk to exceptional 360 degree views of McPhee Lake and mountain ranges in several directions and visit the Escslante Pueblo cultural site. If Visitor Center is open, get maps and tips to locate other cultural sights you can drive to and hike or bike to explore. Check website for days and hours of operation.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Beside great hiking and many ruins there is amazing trails for mountain biking in Sand Canyon. It's a big part of Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and the nice part is that it's just about 5 miles further down the canyon. When you leave the cabin or bungalow and hit the paved road, make a right, away from town. In about 5 miles you'll see the parking area on the right and if you were inclined to stop at Sutcliffe Winery it's on the opposite side of the road a few driveways down. They are open 7 days a week noon to 5pm. Great way to end the day!”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Exceptional fishing for rainbow trout and yellow perch. Very clean day use areas, fresh water available...incredible five miles of non-motorized trail...all with up-close views of the San Juans.”
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“Great for cross country skiing in the winter. If you’re feeling ambitious there are several peaks to climb. There is also a nice easy trail that follows the river. ”
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“Wonderful place to hike early in the summer or anytime in the spring or fall. You will definitely see ruins, red rock and ancient canyon trails. ”
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“Slick rock Dessert landscape. Paved 1 mile trail. 2 mile rim trail to bouldering area”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Its free, off the beaten path, though easy to find and not usually crowded. And you can get into the ruins and see a Kiva up close.”
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“Three blocks from the cottage Dog friendly park - must be on leash, unless dog is under 100% voice command. River access for cooling the pooch down :) ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Full recreation center; swimming, climbing, ponds, walking paths, skateboard, bmx. ”
  • 1 local recommends