National Monuments around Cortez, CO

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Yucca House National Monument

Yucca House National Monument
2618-2600 County Rd 20.5
Cortez, CO
Through a continuing tradition of public and private cooperation, Yucca House National Monument preserves one of the largest archeological si...
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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
27501 Highway 184
Dolores, CO
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (the Monument) encompasses 176,000 acres of federal land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (B...
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Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument
McElmo Route
Cortez, CO
About Us: Hovenweep protects a collection of unique prehistoric archeological sites. The inhabitants of Hovenweep were part of the large farming c...
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Aztec Ruins National Monument

Aztec Ruins National Monument
725 Ruins Road
Aztec, NM
Aztec Ruins National Monument was established in 1923 by presidential proclamation in recognition of a "ruin of great antiquity and historical inte...
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Chimney Rock National Monument

Chimney Rock National Monument
3179 CO-151
Chimney Rock, CO
At Chimney Rock you can imagine the landscape as it was a thousand years ago, with cultivated fields and settlements extending from the valley floo...
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument
3 miles E of HWY 191 on Rt 7
Chinle, AZ
History:Millions of years of land uplifts and stream cutting created the colorful sheer cliff walls of Canyon de Chelly. Natural water sources and ...
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Natural Bridges National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument
Bridge View Drive
Lake Powell, UT
About :Natural Bridges protects some of the finest examples of ancient stone architecture in the southwest. The monument is located in southeast Ut...
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Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument
1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO
Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more than a monument. Toweri...
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El Morro National Monument

El Morro National Monument
Highway 53
Ramah, NM
Imagine the comfort and refreshment of finding water after days of dusty travel. A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff...
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Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument
End of AZ Highway 564
Shonto, AZ
The prehistoric Puebloan Ancestors built Tsegi Phase villages within the natural sandstone alcoves of our canyons. The resilient Ancestral Puebloan...
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El Malpais National Monument

El Malpais National Monument
1900 E Santa Fe Avenue
Grants, NM
The richly diverse volcanic landscape of El Malpais offers solitude, recreation, and discovery. Explore cinder cones, lava tube caves, sandstone bl...
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Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road
Los Alamos, NM
Bandelier's human history extends back for over 10,000 years when nomadic hunter-gatherers followed migrating wildlife across the mesas and canyons...
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Forbidding Canyon
Tonalea, AZ
About:Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest natural bridge. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American...
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Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument
6001 Unser Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM
Do you wonder what a petroglyph is or why they were made? We hope to answer these questions in this website or during your visit. Either way, you c...
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Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument
4545 East Highway 40
Dinosaur, CO
Dinosaur National Monument's cultural history dates back 10,000 years. The Yampa and Green Rivers have provided water for survival in an arid count...
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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Indian Service Route 92
Jemez Springs, NM
The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to observe, study, and experience the geo...
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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
New Mexico 68
Embudo, NM
The Río Grande del Norte National Monument is comprised of rugged, wide open plains at an average elevation of 7,000 feet, dotted by volcani...
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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
US-89A and House Rock Road
Marble Canyon, AZ
This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermili...
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
15807 County Road 1
Florissant, CO
Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stump...
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Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon National Monument
6400 North Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ
Walnut Canyon National Monument was established by President Woodrow Wilson on November 30, 1915, to preserve ancient cliff dwellings. Initially ma...
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