Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Information adjoining Kelly Place B&B
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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains a huge number of archaeological sites: more than 6000 recorded so far, and up to 100 per square mile in some places. The area represents Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures. The Monument is managed as an integral cultural landscape containing a wealth of historic and environmental resources.
Auto routes through the Monument are few; most roads are unpaved and rough. Most of archaeological sites in this "outdoor museum" are not apparent to the untrained eye and precise locations are not publicized. This is a place to explore on your own.
Kelly Place Bed and Breakfast is located south of the Monument's eastern extension along County Road G. The B&B is 2 miles from the Sand Canyon southern trail head. Directly to the north of our property is the Monument and access to several trails which extend for miles into the Monument. Kelly Place and its non-profit organization, McElmo Canyon Research Institute, together with many volunteers and program participants have maintained several ruin sites and trails in the eastern extension over the past 30 years.
These links provide more information on the monument.
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