Preserving an Ancestral Puebloan Community Center

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!


View of spring at Yucca House.

Aztec Springs or Yucca House

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

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Image of collared lizard on rock.

Nature & Science

At only 35 acres, a number of plant and animal species can be found at Yucca House National.

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View of archeological site with farms in the background.

Off the Beaten Path

You will be on driving dirt roads and through private land to reach Yucca House. Follow directions carefully, and be respectful of private property.

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