The Mancos Valley continues a 140+ year tradition as a center of ranching at the edge of the San Juan Mountains and the National Forest. Observe cowboys herding cattle on horseback, log cabins, ranch houses and peaceful hills and fields.
In addition to the archaeological resources of Mesa Verde, Mancos is convenient to guest ranches, hiking and mountain climbing, fishing and big-game hunting. The La Plata Mountains above Mancos offer remnants of their historic past in the form of silver mines and mills. The town retains its pioneer flavor with a tradition business district and historic homes, but it also features such amenities as modern lodging and top-notch eateries.
Mancos Chamber of Commerce: 970-533-7434
www.mancosvalley.com or www.mancoscolorado.com
Elevation: 7,000 feet
Midsummer Temperatures: 85/53
300 days of sunshine per year
Location: 28 miles from Durango