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Yucca House National Monument is a large, unexcavated Ancestral Puebloan surface site. Yucca House is located in Southwest Colorado between the towns of Towaoc and Cortez.



Email - meve_general_information@nps.gov

Fax- (970)529-4637

Write to
c/o Mesa Verde National Park
PO Box 8
Mesa Verde, CO 81330

Visitor Information Recorded Message - (970)529-4465


Operating Hours, Seasons
Open year-round, weather pending.

Getting There
PLANE - The closest airport is in Cortez, Colorado.

CAR - Yucca House is 15 miles south of Cortez, Colorado off US 666. Currently, there are no signs directing you to Yucca House. The monument is surrounded by private land. Once you leave the main highway, the road to Yucca House becomes gravel or dirt, which may be impassible in wet weather. You will also need to pass through livestock gates and close them behind you. Please contact Mesa Verde National Park at (970)529-4465 for directions.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - There is no public transportation available to Yucca House.

Currently, Yucca House is not accessible by ADA standards.

Getting Around
Once at the parking area, enter the small corral through the gate, and use the stile over the far corral fence to enter the monument.

Detailed Map

Contact Info
contact info
Phone, Email, Address, GPS coordinates

Campgrounds Nearby
List of Nearby Campgrounds

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Yucca House National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Yucca House National Monument:
Mesa Verde National Park - Morefield Camp Ground, Mesa Verde National Park, 0 miles away
Morfield Campground, Montezuma County, 0 miles away
A & A Mesa Verde Recreational Vehicle Park, Mancos, 2 miles away
Ancient Cedars at Mesa Verde RV Resort, Mancos, 3 miles away
Mesa Verde RV Resort, Cortez, 3 miles away
Morefield Village, Mesa Verde, 3 miles away
Mesa Verde Dispersed, Mesa Verde National Park, 3 miles away
 Hotels Near Yucca House National Monument:
Far View Lodge, Cortez , 4 miles away
Echo Basin Dude And Guest Ranch LLC, Mancos , 9 miles away
Days Inn Cortez, Cortez , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Mesa Verde-Cortez CO, Cortez , 10 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cortez, Cortez , 10 miles away
Retro Inn At Mesa Verde, Cortez , 10 miles away
Holiday Inn Express MESA VERDE-CORTEZ, Cortez , 10 miles away
 Trails Near Yucca House National Monument:
East Rim Trail, Montezuma County , 2 miles away
Old Tourist Trail, Montezuma County , 3 miles away
Frink Trail, Montezuma County , 4 miles away
Whites Trail, Montezuma County , 5 miles away
APW Trail, Montezuma County , 5 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Yucca House National Monument:
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 25 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 46 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 52 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 59 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 60 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Powderhorn, Colorado , 99 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 4 lifts, 44 runs
 Whitewater Near Yucca House National Monument:
Dolores River, Montezuma.Dolores County , 29 miles away, Class II-III - 19 miles long (McPhee Reservoir to Dove Creek Pump Station)
 Public Lands Near Yucca House National Monument:
Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park - CO , 0 miles away
Hovenweep National Monument, Cortez - CO , 22 miles away
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec - NM , 39 miles away
Mancos State Park, Colorado , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yucca House National Monument:
Conquistador Golf Course, Cortez , 10 miles away
South Forty Golf Course, Cortez , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Yucca House National Monument
Puett Reservoir, Montezuma County , 7 miles away
Summit Reservoir, Montezuma County , 7 miles away
Totten Lake, Montezuma County , 9 miles away
Joe Moore Reservoir, Montezuma County , 10 miles away

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