Mancos History

Mancos, Colorado: Where the West Still Lives

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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.

The town of Mancos is an historic community.  The town retains its pride in history with several buildings on the State and National Historic Registers while the downtown business district offers visitors art galleries, top notch dining options, as well as a brewery, a cidery, a coffee house, and one of the oldest continuously operating bars in Colorado.

Accommodations range from locally owned motels and charming and distinctive B & B’s to camping at the nearby Mancos State Park Recreation Area, known locally as Jackson Lake and this is only the beginning. 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. The Mancos Valley is truly where the old west meets the new.