Trail of the Ancients - Utah

Trail of the Ancients - Utah

Address:c/o Utah's Canyon Country Travel Council
117 South Main St, PO Box 490
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone:800-574-4386
Web: www.utahscanyoncountry.com Description:The Trail of the Ancients is an auto trail that offers access to numerous examples of Ancestral Puebloan culture, other aspects of the Four Corners history and culture, and scenic vistas. Areas of interest along the Utah section of the byway include: Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum, Four Corners Monument (where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet at a common point), Grand Gulch Primitive Area, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and Three Kiva Pueblo.
Legth: 366 miles (Utah section); 480 miles (entire byway). Start/Endpoint: The Trail of the Ancients is a loop route in Colorado and Utah that may be started at any point along its length. The Utah section of the byway is accessible from Monticello south along US 191; from County Road 414 or UT 162 at the Colorado state line; and from Highway 163 north from the Arizona state line. The loop section in Utah includes sections of US 191, and UT 95, 261, and 163. Time to Allow: 6 hours (Utah section); 9 hours including backtracking (entire byway). Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (2005).

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