Yucca House National Monument

EASY 3 reviews

Yucca House National Monument is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Towaoc, Colorado that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

walking

river

wildlife

private property

historic site

Designated a research national monument, Yucca House is a large, unexcavated Ancestral Puebloan archeological site. The site is one of many Anasazi (Ancestral Pueblo) village sites located in the Montezuma Valley occupied between AD 900 and 1300.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

3 months ago

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.