Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance collaborates with Bureau of Land Management to engage the public through education, outreach, and stewardship for the use and enjoyment of the natural and cultural landscape of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and nearby public lands.

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance and Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway presented the 2021 Ride of the Ancients on Saturday, June 26th in Dolores, Colorado.

Ideal road and weather conditions greeted the 127 cyclists in the inaugural Ride of the Ancients gravel grinder north of Dolores June 26.

In the 95-mile men’s race, the top three riders were separated by just a few minutes.

The route features 7,343 vertical feet of climbing through the San Juan National Forest. It followed mostly gravel roads, going from Dolores to Dunton, up Black Mesa to Groundhog Reservoir, then along the Dolores-Norwood Road back to town.

Travis Brown of Durango, a mountain biker who represented the U.S. in the 2000 Olympics, took first place with a time of 5 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds. Read more from this Durango Herald article HERE

It’s always a good time to join or donate!

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is expanding programs and can use your support!

Remember, you have two ways you can join or donate to help these great places. You can download the  FORM  and mail it in, or you can make your gift by following these simple steps:

  1. Click on this LINK to take you to Onward! A Legacy Foundation’s donation page.
  2. Scroll down to Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance under “Fiscal Funds.”
  3. Choose to make an online donation annually, monthly, or weekly.
  4. Use a credit card or deduct directly from your checking account.

SCCA is always grateful for your time and donations to keep programs active on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and at the Visitor Center and Museum.

 

SCCA In The News

Did you know that you can take personalized tours on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument? Learn more below, thanks to Durango Local News, and be sure to click our “Tours” tab at the top of this page.