Colorado National Monument

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Le haut désert du Plateau du Colorado est exposée plein dans le parc, avec canyons de grès composées de couches de grès d’Entrada, Wingate et Kayenta. Le Monument offre une version condensée du pays grès qui est caractéristique du Plateau …

Gunnison Gorge NCA

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Located just to the north of Montrose and northeast of Delta, this National Conservation Area boasts 62,844 acres. Contained within the NCA is the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area, which preserves 17,784 acres of Colorado River corridor. Both the NCA and …

Dominguez- Escalante NCA

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Located just to the south of Highway 50, between Delta and Grand Junction, the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area consists of 210,172 acres of south to north red sandstone canyons which drop into the Colorado River.  Within the NCA is the …

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 …