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Yucca House National Monument

Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Small, hidden and barely worth the trip

We visited Yucca House as part of a trip to Mesa Verde. It's a short trip through Cortez down some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
memyselfandbill
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Passport Stamp Only

I'm going to be honest here. The only reason worth visiting this hard to find location is to get a... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Donald P
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3 weeks ago
“Small, hidden and barely worth the trip”
27 Jul 2016
“Passport Stamp Only”
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Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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+1 970-529-4465

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Yucca House as part of a trip to Mesa Verde. It's a short trip through Cortez down some dirt roads to a farm. The monument is down a short trail off the farm parking lot. There is one remaining wall and the area...More

Thank memyselfandbill
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I'm going to be honest here. The only reason worth visiting this hard to find location is to get a stamp for you National Passport book. I really hope that some day the site will be excavated. The was the intention when the land was...More

2  Thank Donald P
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Climbing through the oud ruins in the cliffs is a great experience. The Indians did not have ladders and ropes like they provide today, which makes the experience that much greater when you think of what the early inhabitants had to do just to get...More

1  Thank Danscrowell
Reviewed 8 April 2015

An interesting and huge archaeological ruins with up to 600 rooms and 100 kivas ; be sure to walk the many trails as this is a huge Ancestral Puebloan site. Look down for some surprises. Read up on the site ahead of time, and be...More

1  Thank Gail L
Reviewed 7 September 2014

DO SOME HOMEWORK! This is a primitive site, as is made very clear both on the website and at the helpful visitors center in Cortez. Driving directions are also very clear. It is very unfair to expect dazzling reconstructions, video explanations, or snack bars, or...More

7  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Yucca House is an unexcavated site so you have to do a little searching to see the ruins. If you go to the National Park Service website for Yucca House, click on History and Culture and then the visitor guide to the site, there is...More

8  Thank 13SS
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Have been here several times and just learned Mesa Verde (who administers this unit of the NPS) will be offering several ranger-led tours of Yucca House each week this summer! You can ask at Mesa Verde for a site bulletin with directions to Yucca House...More

4  Thank Saranger
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Do NOT bother unless you really want to see real ruins, untouched (so to speak). For most this would look like a pile of rocks because nothing has been done except to "protect it" by making it a National Park. The directions are unbelievable and...More

3  Thank Herman02
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We explored this set of ruins on our way back to Arizona and as the NPS stated on its website, there are no direction signs to the place. You must follow the paper directions to a tee or you will get lost. The ruins themselves...More

5  Thank Efrem4
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