Sights to See around Mancos Valley

There are lots of sights to see around breathtaking Mancos Valley, in Southwest Colorado. Mancos Valley is known as the "Gateway to Mesa Verde" National Park. This beautiful place sits at an elevation of 7,000 feet surrounded by scenic mountains and forests. Enjoy a romantic and relaxing stay in secluded lake side cabins or see gorgeous breathtaking sunsets at a countryside bed and breakfast.

The Sundance Bear Lodge
38890 Hwy 184
Mancos, CO 81328
(866) 529-2480 or (970) 533-1504
www.sundancebear.com

At the Sundance Bear Lodge you have a choice of three different fabulous types of beautiful comfortable rooms in this Mancos Inn. They offer romantic log cabins, the traditional lodge rooms, or the larger beautiful guest houses.

The Willowtail Springs
P.O. Box 89
Mancos, CO 81328
(800) 698-0603 or (970) 533-7592
www.willowtailsprings.com

Enjoy private lakeside cabins with beautiful natural scenery at this Mancos Bed and Breakfast. The Willowtail Springs offers fishing on a private lake and canoeing. Stroll along the lovely gardens and bicycle paths.

Sights to See

Mesa Verde National Park
Location: The entrance is about 35 miles from Durango, Southwestern Colorado, and about a 2 to 2.5 hour drive from Mancos Valley.
www.nps.gov/meve/index.htm

The Mesa Verde National Park is featured in the New York Times "1000 Places To See Before You Die". Here you can enjoy the beautiful cliff dwellings and over 4,000 known archeological sites. A vehicle is necessary to see Mesa Verde.

Historical Town of Mancos

In the Mancos Valley, there is the historical town of Mancus, where there are more art galleries per resident than any other city in the United States. It is situated in between Mesa Verde and the La Plata mountains. Guests enjoy visiting the historic buildings such as the old Bauer Bank Building and Bauer House.

Durango Tours
Durango, CO
(800) 301-5647
www.durangotours.net

Durango Tours offers both scenic train and jeep tours. They also offer exciting horseback riding excursions and thrilling river rafting trips.

Mancos Valley Stage Line
4550 County Road 14
Mancos, CO 81328
(800) 365- 3530 or (970) 533-9857

Go back in time, and learn all about the history of the American West the fun way. The knowledgeable stagecoach drivers guide you through the Old West's frontier towns and the scenic Weber Canyon.

Mancos State Park
42545 County Road North
Mancos, CO 81328
www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/mancos/Pages/MancosStatePark.aspx

Mancos State Park is located near the Mesa Verde National Park. This park offers beautiful picnic and camping grounds, along with fishing. It has a beautiful view as it is surrounded by the San Juan Mountains.

Hovenweep National Monument
Location:  On the Colorado and Utah border, one hour west of Cortez.
www.nps.gov/hove/index.htm

Hovenweep is a Ute Indian word meaning "deserted valley". Here you will find breathtaking multi-storied towers and canyons.

Ute Mountain Tribal Park
Towaoc, CO
(970) 749-1452
www.utemountainute.com/tribalpark.htm

Ute Mountain Tribal Park is one of the only nine places in the United States to have received the designation one of "80 World Destinations for Travel in the 21st Century". At this park, visitors can learn in an entertaining way about the Ute Indian History.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321-9408
(970) 565-8975
www.crowcanyon.org

Experience archaeological travel adventures at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. This center has won awards for its educational programs.