Yucca House National Monument

National Park Service, Colorado.

Through a continuing tradition of public and private cooperation, Yucca House National Monument preserves one of the largest archeological sites in SW Colorado. The unexcavated nature of the site preserves its integrity and beauty for future generations of scientists and visitors. Experience a sense of discovery by visiting a site that has remained largely untouched for the past 800 years!


•From Cortez, take Hwy. 491 south approximately 8 miles. •Take a right on MC County Road B (green sign), which is a dirt road one mile south of MC Road C. •Drive 0.8 miles, crossing a paved road (MC Road 21), and take the next dirt road on the right (before the farmhouse on the left). •Follow this road north and west for 1.4 miles, and head towards a white ranch house with a red roof on the west horizon. •Once at the ranch house, Yucca House NM is on the left side if the driveway.

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