Discover Mancos, Where the West Still Lives
Facts about Mancos:
Mancos is an official Arbor Day Foundation “Tree City USA”, “Dark Skies”compliant, and a designated Colorado Creative District. Mancos has the first public EV charging station in Montezuma County, located at Boyle Park in Downtown Mancos. A leash-free dog park is located at Cottonwood Park, on the banks of the Mancos River.
At 7,000 feet elevation Mancos sits on the cusp of magnificent mountains and forests where you can camp, fish, mountain bike and hike. A few miles to the west is Mesa Verde National Park – a World Heritage site. Cliff dwelling home of the Ancestral Puebloans, it brims with spiritual wonder and silent mystery.
Our western outfitters are ready to create a trip for your family that is filled with discovery and adventure in the less traveled territory around the Mancos Valley. Picture yourself sleeping under the stars in a forest of aspen trees; floating down a pristine river beneath towering canyon walls; or learning about the traditional cultures of the Navajo, Hopi or Ute people.
The Town of Mancos is an historic community that retains its pride in history with several buildings on the State and National Historic Registers. The downtown business district offers visitors art galleries, top notch dining options, a cidery, coffee houses and one of the oldest continuously operating bars in Colorado.
Accommodations range from locally owned motels and charming and distinctive Inns and B & B’s, the picturesque Riverwood RV Resort within walking distance to downtown Mancos, to camping at the nearby Mancos State Park Recreation Area, known locally as Jackson Lake. Whatever the season the Mancos River Valley is here to feed the soul. Our ranchers, artists, writers and business people make sure your visit is complete.