|What is it?
||Yucca House National Monument preserves an unexcavated Ancestral Puebloan village in southwestern Colorado!
|What makes it beautiful?
||Isolation and imagination are what makes this place beautiful! It’s off the beaten path in a quiet farming community, where life seems to be happening all around this island of history! This whole village is huge, but it’s still buried under tons of sediment! Only one wall is exposed, which leads the visitor to wonder just what this ancient village might have looked like. While you wonder, take in the views of the valley and the distant Sleeping Ute Mountain from the rooftop of one of these subterranean dwellings!
|How can I Help the Helpers?
- Become a member of the Mesa Verde Foundation!
- Donate to the Mesa Verde Foundation!
- Be a responsible visitor! Remember the old adages: Pack out what you pack in! Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints!
|Where is this place?
||19751 Road B
Cortez, CO 81321
From Aspen: ~282mi (454km) — 4.7hrs
From Colorado Springs: ~357mi (575km) — 6hrs
From Denver: ~392mi (631km) — 6.6hrs
From Grand Junction: ~207mi (334km) — 3.5hrs
|When should I go?
||There are no set hours for this monument, but since you’ll be parking on a rancher’s property, go at a reasonable time of day. Don’t wake anyone up!