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Painted Hand Tower
Photo By Christine Johnson

  • Title: Painted Hand Tower
  • State/Province/Region: Colorado
  • Country: United States
  • Nearest Area: Canyons of the Ancients BLM
  • Nearest Town: Dolores
  • Brief Directions: This site is not easy to find on a map...from 491 outside of Cortez, take County Road BB and travel 6 miles to County Road 10. Turn south and go 11.3 miles. Turn left onto a rocky, dirt road for about one mile, and park. The rest of the trail is for hiking. Follow the trail marked with hand prints to the ruins in this area.
  • Notes: Canyons of the Ancients BLM has numerous ancestral Puebloan ruins scattered through southwestern Utah, southeastern Colorado. Please, be careful, bring water, and leave no mark.
  • GPS Longitude: 108
  • GPS Latitude: 37
  • Best Season: Autumn
  • Description: Part of the Canyons of the Ancients historical park in Southwest Colorado, the Painted Hand Pueblo is a remote, yet great example of ancestral Puebloan life before 1100 AD.
  • Gear: Konica DiMAGE Z5
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