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RUIN SITES & ROCK ART SITES OF CANYON COUNTRY

Listing of ruin sites
STATE SITE NAME NEAREST CITY APPROACH ACCESS
ARIZONA Grand Canyon N.P. Flagstaff,  Williams U.S. 180 & Arizona 64 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Petrified Forest N.P.  Holbrook, Gallup N.M. Interstate 40 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Canyon de Chelly N.M. Chinle Arizona 63 & Indian Routes 7 & 64 Some sites can viewed from overlooks reached by highway vehicle and easy walking. Some sites can be reached only by off-road vehicle and easy walking. One site can also be reached by highway vehicle plus hiking.
Casa Grande Ruins N.M. Coolidge Arizona 87 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Navajo N.M. Kayenta, Tuba City U.S. 160 & Arizona 564 Highway vehicle and hiking.
Montezuma Castle N.M. Flagstaff, Camp Verde Interstate 17 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Tonto N.M. Globe U.S. 60 & Arizona 88 Highway vehicle and hiking.
Tuzigoot N.M. Jerome, Cottonwood U.S. 89A Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Walnut Canyon N.M. Flagstaff Interstate 17 or 40 & county road Highway vehicle and easy walking or hiking.
Wupatki N.M. Flagstaff U.S. 89 Highway vehicle and easy walking or hiking.
Kinishba Ruins, Fort Apache Indian Reservation White River, Carrizo Arizona 73 Highway vehicle and easy walking. There are other ruins in the reservation backcountry.
COLORADO Mesa Verde N.P. Cortez, Durango U.S. 160 Some sites can be reached by highway vehicle and easy walking. Some sites can be viewed from overlooks reached by highway vehicles and easy walking. Some site can be reached only by park bus.
Lowry Ruins (B.L.D.) Cortez, Dove Creek U.S. 666 & county dirt road from Pleasant View.  Highway vehicle and easy walking.
NEW MEXICO Aztec Ruins N.M. Farmington, Aztec U.S. 550 & local road Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Bandelier N.M. Santa Fe, Espanola U.S. 84/285 & New Mexico 4 Highway vehicle plus easy walking, hiking or backpacking to various ruin sites.
Chaco Canyon N.M. Bloomfield, Gallup New Mexico 44 & 57 or Interstate 40 & New Mexico 57 Highway vehicle via long dirt road plus easy walking or hiking.
El Morro N.M. Gallup, Grant New Mexico 32 & 53 Highway vehicle and hiking.
Gila Cliff Dwellings N.M. Silver City U.S. 180 & New Mexico 15 Highway vehicle and hiking.
Gran Quivira N.M. Carrizozo, Mountainair U.S. 54 & New Mexico 14 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Pecos N.M. Santa Fe, Las Vegas Interstate 25 & New Mexico 63 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Abo S.M. Mountanair, Bernardo U.S. 60 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Coronado S.M. Albuquerque, Bernalillo U.S. 85 & New Mexico 44 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Quarai S.M. Mountainair U.S. 60 Highway vehicle and easy walking.
Puye Cliff Dwellings Espanola New Mexico 5 Highway vehicle and easy walking or hiking.
UTAH Canyonlands N.P. Moab, Monticello U.S. 163, Utah 313 & county road, or Utah 211 One site on Island in the Sky district can be reached by highway vehicle and easy walking. Sites in Needles district can be reached only by off-road vehicle and/or hiking.
  Hovenweep N.M. Blanding, Bluff U.S. 163, Utah 262 and county road Some sites can be reached by highway vehicle and easy walking. Other sites require off-road vehicle and/or hiking.
  Glen Canyon N.R.A. Hanksville, Blanding, Page Utah 95, Utah 276, Utah 263, U.S. 89 All sites are accessible only by boat, plus hiking and/or climbing at some sites.
  Anasazi Indian Village S.H.M. Boulder Utah 12 & county road Highway vehicle and easy walking.
  Edge of Cedars S.H.M. & Westwater Ruins Blanding U.S. 163 & county road Highway vehicle and easy walking.
  Beef Basin Archaeological Area (B.L.M.) Moab, Monticello U.S. 163, Utah 211 & off-road vehicle trail All sites are accessible only by off-road vehicle, plus easy walking or hiking.
  Grand Gulch Primitive Area (B.L.M.) Blanding, Hanksville Utah 95 and Utah 261 All sites are accessible only by highway vehicle plus back-packing or horseback.
  Montezuma Canyon (B.L.M.) Bluff, Monticello U.S. 163, Utah 262 & county road Upper canyon is gravel road usually passable to highway vehicles. Lower canyon passable only to off-road vehicles. Sites accessible from road either by easy walking or hiking.
  Mule Canyon Ruin (B.L.M.) Blanding, Hanksville U.S. 163 & Utah 95 Small ruins at marked highway pullout between junctions of U.S. 163/U95 and U95/U261
  San Juan River, between Bluff and Lake Powell (B.L.M. and Navajo Indian Reservation) Bluff, Mexican Hat U.S. 163 & county roads Various ruins are accessible from the river, when run under B.L.M. permit.
N.P.=National Park
N.M.=National Monument
S.M.=State Monument
B.L.D=Bureau of Land Management
N.R.A.=National Recreation Area
S.H.M.=State Historical Monument

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Listing of rock art sites
N.P.=National Park – N.M.=National Monument – B.L.D=Bureau of Land Management
STATE SITE NAME LOCATION AND ACCESS COMMENTS
ARIZONA Canyon de Chelly N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible only by off-road vehicle or guided tour. Authorized tour guides must accompany private vehicles into Canyon de Chelly.
Navajo N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible only by ranger guided hiking tours. At times some sites within the monument may be closed to the public.
Petrified Forest N.P. See monument literature for locations accessible only by easy walking. Some rock arts is also on display at the south entrance museum.
COLORADO Mesa Verde N.P. See park literature for location accessible by ranger-guided easy walking. Park also has backcountry sites accessible only by hiking. Contact park rangers for details.
Colorado N.M. See monument literature for location in NO Thoroughfare Canyon accessible by hiking. Monument also has other rock art in backcountry sites accessible only by hiking. Contact monument rangers for details.
NEW MEXICO Bandelier N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible by easy walking or hiking. Monument also has backcountry sites accessible only by hiking off of established trails. Contact monument rangers for details.
Chaco Canyon N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible by hiking. Monument also has backcountry sites accessible only by hiking off of established trails. Contact monument rangers for details.
El Morro N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible by easy walking. Monument also has backcountry sites accessible only by hiking off of established trails. Contact monument rangers for details.
Gila Cliff Dwellings N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible by hiking. There are other rock art sites within the sorrounding wilderness primitive areas that are accessible only by hiking and backpacking. Contact forest rangers for furthers information.
Indian Petroglyphs State Park Easy walking trail to petrogliph panels. Park is in West Mesa area of Albuquerque.
UTAH Arches N.P. See park literature for locations accessible by easy walking. One location is near the trail to Delicate Arch. Another is above U.S. 163 just north of the Colorado River bridge.
Canyonlands N.P. See monument literature for locations accessible by hiking or off-road vehicle. See river guide books for locations accessible only by boat. Principal locations accessible by hiking or off-road vehicle are Salt Creek, Horse, Davis, Lavender and Horseshoe canyons and The Maze. There are numerous other backcountry sites accessible only by backpacking or boating.
Capitol reef N.P. See park literature for locations accessible by easy walking or hiking. Principal locations accessible by walking are beside Utah 24. There are numerous other backcountry sites accessible by hiking or off-road vehicle. Contact park rangers for details.
Zion N.P. See park literature for locations accessible by easy walking or hiking. Principal locations accessible by walking are within the main canyon. There are many other sites accessible by hiking or off-road vehicle. Contact park rangers for details.
Dinosaur N.M.
(located in Utah and Colorado)
See monument literature for locations accessible by walking or hiking. See river guide books for locations accessible only by boat. Monument has numerous locations in the backcountry accessible only by hiking, boating or off-road vehicle. Contact monument rangers for details.
Hovenweep N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible by walking or hiking. Monument also has many backcountry locations accessible only by hiking off of established trails. See monument rangers for details.
Natural Bridges N.M. See monument literature for locations accessible by hiking. Monument also has many backcountry locations accessible only by hiking off of established trails. See monument rangers for details.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area See recreation area literature and commercial guide books and maps for locations accessible by boat and hiking. Much of this region’s rock art is now beneath the reservoir waters, but many sites still remain. Some can be reached by boat and hiking, some only by off-road vehicle or backpacking. Backcountry locations are found only in archaeological reports.
Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument Roadside display beside Utah 211, the paved road between U.S. 163 and the Needles district of Canyonlands N.P. An outstanding display of easily accessible prehistoric and historic rock art. There are other smaller panels within the same stretch of Indian Creek Canyon.
Grand Gulch Primitive Area (B.L.M.) See primitive area literature for locations accessible by backpacking or guided tour by horseback. The Grand Gulch canyon system is accessible from three points: 
Utah 261; Utah 263 and the Collins Spring road; and the San Juan River. Prior registration with B.L.M. rangers is required.
San Rafael Swell (B.L.M.) Rock art panels at Temple Mountain Wash and Buckhorn Wash are beside paved or dirt roads accessible to highway vehicles. The Swell also has many backcountry locations accessible only by hiking or off-road vehicle. See Utah Multipurpose Map #2 for road information and locations of Buckhorn and Temple Mountain panels. Backcountry locations are found only in archaeological reports.
Utah 279 (adjacent land is under B.L.M. administration) Roadside displays beside this paved highway, down the Colorado River gorge, beginning about 4 1/2 miles from U.S. 163. Rock art panels beside Cane Creek Road, on the opposite side of the river, are on private land. Some panels along U279 are above the road level, because talus was removed during road construction.

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