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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

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1979. 4 miles northwest of Cortez via U.S. 666 and Montezuma County L to 23390 Montezuma County K

The two-story Crow Canyon Lodge (1982) and the three-story research and educational center (1989), Neo–Pueblo Revival structures of stucco and squared logs, are the hubs of a complex which allows students and amateurs a chance to practice archaeological techniques. Ten squared log, hexagonal hogans (1980s) provide additional housing for participants in digs at various nearby sites, including Sand Canyon Pueblo, a thirteenth-century complex of more than 400 rooms, kivas, and towers.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Crow Canyon Archaeological Center", [Cortez, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 595-595.

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