Sand Canyon Trail Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Roggen, Colorado

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The Sand Canyon Trail in the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument offers numerous recreational opportunities to locals as well as to visitors to the area. Hikers, bikers, and horseback riders all enjoy the 13.2-mile out-and-back trail and the surrounding area. Hikers choosing to explore this area will find numerous cliff dwellings located in Sand Canyon and will have beautiful views of Sleeping Ute Mountain on the return hike.
Hiking the Four Corners

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Hiking the Four Corners

by JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner (Falcon Guides)

The Sand Canyon Trail in the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument offers numerous recreational opportunities to locals as well as to visitors to the area. Hikers, bikers, and horseback riders all enjoy the 13.2-mile out-and-back trail and the surrounding area.

Hikers choosing to explore this area will find numerous cliff dwellings located in Sand Canyon and will have beautiful views of Sleeping Ute Mountain on the return hike.

© 2015 JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Roggen
Distance: 13.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 7-8 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 CO 184, Dolores, CO 81323; (970) 882-5600; www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nm/canm.html
Local Maps: USGS: Roggen, CO; trail map available at the Anasazi Heritage Center near Dolores,CO
Driving Directions: Directions to Sand Canyon Trail: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

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