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Trail of the Ancients

Trail of the Ancients

This tour takes 7 days and 679 km (422 miles) to travel.
Experience a glimpse of the Four Corners region, rich with native Navajo history and special geographic formations by visiting some world famous parks such as Mesa Verde, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley and Four Corners. This tour also hilights some less known attractions that are as majestic such as Canyons of the Ancients, Valley of the Gods and Three Kiva Pueblo. Subtle shades of pink, red, gold, orange and purple accompany you on t...
This tour takes 7 days and 679 km (422 miles) to travel.
Experience a glimpse of the Four Corners region, rich with native Navajo history and special geographic formations by visiting some world famous parks such as Mesa Verde, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley and Four Corners. This tour also hilights some less known attractions that are as majestic such as Canyons of the Ancients, Valley of the Gods and Three Kiva Pueblo. Subtle shades of pink, red, gold, orange and purple accompany you on this enchanting trip.
This tour does not start from any airport. So feel free to fill in this tour as an adaptation of or complement to your own tour. You can easily change this trip by deleting a stop and choosing another stop on this site.
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Keep in mind that the distance of 684 km (425 miles) is calculated based on the proposed stops. Changing this trip, changes the calculated distance! Also keep in mind that local excursions easily add some km or miles to your tour.
This tour takes 7 days and 679 km (422 miles) to travel.
Experience a glimpse of the Four Corners region, rich with native Navajo history and special geographic formations by visiting some world famous parks such as Mesa Verde, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley and Four Corners. This tour also hilights some less known attractions that are as majestic such as Canyons of the Ancients, Valley of the Gods and Three Kiva Pueblo. Subtle shades of pink, red, gold, orange and purple accompany you on t...

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Edge of the Cedars

Edge of the Cedars2 nights
Museum

Look for accommodation in Blanding. At the moment (2013) this is the closest lodging opportunity when visiting Natural Bridges and Grand Gulch Primitive Area (Cedar Mesa).


Info for this point: Behind the museum you will find a trail with interpretive signs along the ruins of an Ancestral Puebloan village
 
Day 3:Explore Butler Wash Indian Ruin, Mule Canyon Indian Ruins, Natural Bridges and Grand Gulch Primitive Area.
Part 1: From the Edge of the Cedars to Butler Wash Indian Ruin your estimated driving time is 21 minutes. Just stop by and enjoy a short visit to the site.
Part 2: From Butler Wash Indian Ruin to Mule Canyon Indian Ruins your estimated driving time is 9 minutes. Just stop by and enjoy a short visit to the site.
Part 3: From Mule Canyon Indian Ruins to Natural Bridges Visitor Center your estimated driving time is 23 minutes. Just stop by and enjoy a short visit.
Part 4: From Natural Bridges Visitor Center to the Kane Gulch Ranger Station your estimated driving time is 19 minutes. The ranger station is the Bureau of Land Management "office" for Grand Gulch Primitive Area. After exploring the Grand Gulch Primitive Area the rest of your day, you may drive all the way back to Blanding.

Day 4:Driving: From Edge of the Cedars Museum to the Kane Gulch Ranger Station your estimated driving time is 45 minutes.