3.2
11 votes

Yucca House National Monument

Cortez, Colorado 81330 USA

  • Independent
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“Beautiful ancient site”

Yucca House National Monument preserves a large Ancestral Puebloan surface site in southwestern Colorado. It is located west of Mesa Verde National Park between the towns of Towaoc and Cortez. The ancient structures are on the gently sloping base of the Sleeping Ute Mountain. The name "Yucca House" was selected for the monument because the Ute Indians called Sleeping Ute Mountain by a name meaning yucca, for there is an abundance of the yucca plant growing on the mountainsides. Sign the visitor book, walk around the mounds, and absorb the beauty of the site in this valley. Try to imagine life here hundreds of years ago. The National Park Service does not recommend travel to this monument for the casual visitor. There are currently no facilities at the monument. The dirt road to Yucca House is impassable in wet weather.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Reviewed by
JessicaGamba

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
October 16, 2016
Rated 1.0

What? No. This is on private property with numerous signs warning against trespassing. We went anyway and there was a sign indicating the site, but there was literally nothing to actually look at. We asked a man living next to the site if we were missing anything, and he confirmed that that was all there was to it. Skip!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
linzylanger

  • 20 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 27, 2021
Rated 1.0

Talked to locals after we left, they said drive up to the farm house at end of road (has a red roof) and the is a gate access to get to this area

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by
linzylanger

  • 20 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
September 27, 2021
Rated 1.0

You can not get to this down dirt road, privet property with signs saying no trespassing. Waist of time.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Yucca House National Monument.

Yucca House National Monument

Cortez, Colorado
81330 USA

Hours not available

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
See More Details (1)
Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Cortez, Colorado
FastBook
$

Click to discover a
great deal!

Cortez, Colorado
Cortez, Colorado
Cortez, Colorado
Cortez, Colorado
Remove Ads
10322