Today we took it easy. First a visit to the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center followed by a nice lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Dolores. In the afternoon we took a drive over the the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to see the ruins of Sand Canyon Pueblo.

The McPhee Reservoir was created when the Dolores River was dammed. Before the dam could be built a huge archaeological project was undertaken documenting ancient homes and removing artifacts than are stored and displayed at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center.

Couldn't resist water photographs after all of the arid landscapes. This is the Narraguinnep Reservoir, a little west of the McPhee Reservoir.

The Sand Canyon Puebloan Village has been studied by archaeologists but instead of stabilizing the ruins they filled them back in. There are a number of interpretive signs showing the village layout but it left to your imagination to picture the buildings themselves.