First thought to be built by the Aztec, today Yucca House is known as an important center for Ancestral Pueblo people from 1150 to 1300. 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!

Finding the trailhead was challenging, as it is on private property. The NPS site has the correct directions. The trailhead had a sign-in box with a bee's nest in it. The path was hardly visible. There were lots of animals, including snakes. The actual historic site wasn't much. I would recommend skipping it.

the only thing picturesque is an old abandon house under a tree with the mountains as a back drop. this place is historic in nature but not worth the time to go. unless you really into archeology.