Yucca House National Monument

EASY 2 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
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

walking

river

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
5 days 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.

1 month 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.