Sacred Places in the American Southwest

Pecos Abbey- Pecos, New Mexico

The Pecos Abbey is nestled in the Sangre de Cristo monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey and Mother of Mercy and Peace Monastery, located twenty-five miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico. From its very inception, the monastery has served as a center for retreats and church renewal.

El Santuario de Chimayo´- Chimayo, New Mexico

Over 300,000 people visit this sacred site every year. Believed to be built on sacred earth with miraculous healing powers, the legendary shrine El Santuario de Chimayó, is probably the most visited church in New Mexico.

Newspaper Rock near Canyonlands, Utah

Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument is a petroglyph panel etched in sandstone that records perhaps 2,000 years of human activity in the area. Etched into the desert varnish are symbols' representing Native American and Anglo cultures.

Chaco Canyon- New Mexico

Chaco Canyon was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. It was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area - unlike anything before or since.

Mesa Verde- Colorado

The archeological sites found in Mesa Verde are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. Mesa Verde National Park offers visitors a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people.

Ute Mountain Tribal Park- Colorado

The Park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres around a 25 mile stretch of the Mancos River. Within the park are hundreds of surface sites and cliff dwellings, Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs, and historic Ute wall paintings.

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El Santuario de Chimayo´
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