May 16, 2011

News at Mesa Verde Nat'l Park & Mancos

The Cliff Palace today

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News from the Mancos Chamber of Commerce about events happening in Mancos, Gateway to Mesa Verde, during the summer. 


Grand Summer Nights kicks-off June 24 with artist receptions, art demonstrations and music.  Future events are set for July 29 and August 26. Details will be available at   The art community continues to blossom, with new folks joingin the 2 co-op galleries and displayng their work from Durango to Cotez. the quality of art here is one of those "best kept serets" kinds things!


 8th Annual Dolores River Festival June 6 at Joe Rowell Park.  More  information at the website:   The whole community turns art for a day along the river edge. Music, local beer, good food, and sunshine. A pefect day for all ages!


July 4th celebration includes a potluck BBQ at the Bauer House and fireworks at Boyle Park info at 533-7434 or

Come paint your wagon for the annual Mancos Days festivities. July 29-31. Information is at 533-7725  This is a reunion weekend in Mancos, for all the folks who ever lived here or went to school here.


Renaissance Faire is set for August 20-21. For info call 946-4831 or visit 

Of course Mesa Verde Nat'l Park is open, and the 4th alcove site opens at Memorial Day (end of May). Cliff Palace, Balconey House and Spruce Tree House aare already open. Tour tickets can be bought the day of or the day before the tour. A limited number of backcutry hikes are also scheduled this year.

Mesa Verde Country is hosting the Annual Indian Arts and Cultural Festival May 27th-June 5th Fri.-Sun. Indian Dances, Archaeological Tours, Juried Indian Art Market, a Native American Concert, Navajo Rug Auction, behind the scenes tours and much more. Go to  or call 565-8227 for more. Sponsored by the Dolores State Bank, MVC, Notah Dineh, ARAMARK Mesa Verde and the Dolores Chamber.

  There are miles of national forest to enjoy -- hiking, biking, horseback riding. So make your plans for a great road trip and come on out to the 4 Corners and Mancos. Mancos is becoming a haven for artists while still thoroughly enjoying the old West of cowboys, Indians and movies!

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