America's Scenic Byways

Trail of the Ancients

480 miles - Nine hours to drive (including backtracking) or six days to enjoy the byway

Explore the long and intriguing occupation of the Four Corners region by Native American peoples. Travel through the archaeological heartland of America while crossing the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. World-renowned Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park, and Four Corners Monument are highlights on the trail.