• View of standing architecture at Yucca House

    Yucca House

    National Monument Colorado



The closest airport is in Cortez, Colorado.


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.


From the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park, take Hwy. 160 West through Cortez, to Hwy. 491 South. Continue driving south approximately 8 miles from the intersection of Hwy. 160 and Hwy. 491 and take a right on MC County Road B, which is a dirt road one mile south of MC Road C. Drive 0.8 miles, crossing a paved road and take the next dirt road on the right before the farmhouse on the left. Follow this road north and west for 1.4 miles, head towards the white ranch house with the red roof on the west horizon. Please be courteous toward the private landowners and close all gates behind you as you enter to prevent livestock from escaping. Once at the ranch house, Yucca House National Monument is on the left side of the driveway.

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.


There are no services available at Yucca House such as gasoline, food, water, or lodging. The closest gasoline and grocery facilities are in Cortez, CO.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation available to Yucca House.

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