The Colorado Plateau of the southwest United States is known for dramatic topography and vibrant indigenous communities. Here, phenomenologists and GIS researchers are investigating ancient Pueblo senses of place, visibility, and the acoustic properties of monumental spaces. Southwest archaeologists have amassed large bodies of data on ceremonialism, foodways, and musical instruments. Although sensory applications seldom have been explicit in this work, the data have much potential. Because sensory studies are relatively new in archaeology, we need to develop legislation to help land management agencies avoid potentially damaging effects to viewsheds and soundscapes from destructive activities such as oil and gas exploration.