Lowry Pueblo and the Canyons of the Ancients

We planned for about three days in the Colorado portion of the four corners exploration, specifically to visit Mesa Verde. We knew conditions might be a bit dicey given the high elevation, and as the date got closer we knew it might be best to have a plan be. Still plenty of snow up there and very cold days, so we camped at and focused on Canyons of the Ancients.

The visitor center is outstanding, especially for a national monument. Good film and very good artifact displays. It also goes into depth on the methods used to dig and conduct the research in the area.

Lowry Pueblo was a nice and easy visit with a nice selection of original and restored Puebloan ruins.

One big highlight was our camping spot by a big cliff overlooking canyons (ruins down there too!) and Sleeping Ute mountain.