Lowry Pueblo

(nr Pleasant View CO)
Lowry Pueblo National Historic Landmark ruins are in the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. The monument covers 176,056 acres in southwestern Colorado; including most of Hovenweep. It preserves the largest concentration of archeological sites in the USA.

Lowry Pueblo Ruins

This Ancestral Puebloan village contained 40 rooms as high as 3 stories, 8 small kivas, and a Great Kiva. It was constructed over older pit houses, so the site was inhabited before 1090 AD when the stone structure was believed to have been built.

Sample of Room
Other Long Side
Interior Space – Maybe Small Kiva

These natives were hunters and farmers that grew beans, corn, and squash, raised turkeys, and made pottery. This pueblo was probably a community center for surrounding settlements who gathered there for celebrations, trade, and religious ceremonies.

Another View
Overview with Protective Cover
Great Kiva

It was an interesting place, and worthy of a visit if you’re traveling in the area. There were picnic tables and pit toilets so you could linger. I chose to move on to a boondocking camp in the mountains.

Camp: San Juan NF-Madden Peak boondock
Scene: Ruins, history

Also see: Hovenweep

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6 Responses to Lowry Pueblo

  1. OFM December 30, 2022 at 1:32 pm #

    More WOW for me. Thank you AGAIN. Keep warm.

    • Pleinguy December 30, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

      I’m always intrigued by these ancient ruins.

  2. Rich December 30, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

    Thanks. That a very interesting area read and great pix.

    • Pleinguy December 30, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

      I appreciate your comment Rich. Thanks!

  3. Judith December 30, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

    Thanks! I’ve never seen these…did see signs for Hovenweep, but never went. Now I want to go. I enjoyed Puye and Pueblo Bonito and other sites, but missed this one!! All a long time ago now. Maybe I will go again…..

    • Pleinguy December 30, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

      Hovenweep is way more impressive. Go if you get a chance.

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