Ancient Voices Trip 1: Exploring Southwestern Colorado

This is Ancient Voices, a digital audio tour of Southwestern Colorado’s antiquities, a presentation by Mesa Verde Country. This trip will begin in Cortez, Colorado spending some time exploring the visitor services, historic and prehistoric treasures of this uniquely southwestern town. We’ll then journey westward discovering the archaeological, geologic, agricultural, and natural wonders of McElmo Canyon and the southern portions of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, including Rock Canyon and the lower reaches of Sand Canyon. Ultimately we’ll view a historic trading post on the Utah/Colorado border before making our way to Hovenweep National Monument. This audio tour is versatile, designed to accompany you as you journey at your own pace among the natural and manmade wonders, and when practical, driving and walking directions are provided.

Ancient Voices Trip 2: Canyons of the Ancient Monument

Come with us as we explore some of Southwestern Colorado’s antiquities, a presentation of Mesa Verde Country. Our 2nd trip will focus on the northern section of the Canyons of the Ancient National Monument including Lowry Pueblo and Sand Canyon Pueblo, and other highlights of the area. We’ll also take a look at the 1906 antiquities act, landmark legislation that gives the president of United States authority to set aside tracks of the land with historic and cultural properties as national monuments.

Ancient Voices Trip 3: Dolores Project

Welcome to Ancient Voices, a digital audio tour of Southwestern Colorado’s antiquities, a presentation by Mesa Verde Country. This trip focuses on the Dolores Project and the related Dolores Archaeological Project which preserved 100s of thousands of artifacts of the ancestral Puebloans. We’ll visit two dwelling sites adjacent to the Anasazi Heritage Center and will explore the Mancos and Dolores areas.

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