McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area

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Located in western Mesa County and eastern Grand County in Utah, the McInnis Canyons National Conservation area has 123,400 acres, which includes 75,439 acres of the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Area. This NCA was designated on October 24, 2000 with …

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument(americansouthwest.net) Canyons of the Ancients National Monument(americansouthwest.net) By the middle of the 8th century CE, the peoples called the Ancestral Puebloans moved into this area of south western Colorado. Beginning with clustered pit houses, which …

Hovenweep National Monument

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Hovenweep National Monument is located in Southwestern Colorado and Southeastern Utah, consisting of six groups of Ancestral Puebloan villages. Starting in the eleventh century, pueblo buildings at Hovenweep were built of stone with south facing windows. Over the next several …

Mesa Verde National Park

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Located between Durango and Cortez in Southwestern Colorado, Mesa Verde (Green Table) preserves over 4,300 archaeological sites, which includes 600 cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde was occupied by the Ancestral Puebloan people from CE 600 to 1300. The first protection of …