Mesa Verde National Park
Pretend you’re Indiana Jones while exploring the ancient archaeological sites of the Anasazi people. This World Heritage Site and International Dark Sky Park is home to over a thousand different species, including several that live nowhere else on earth.
Mancos State Park
Because why would you be inside when you could be outside? This park includes a mature ponderosa pine forest, picturesque lake, year-round trout ﬁshing and plenty of trails for beginner / intermediate hikers.
Artisans of Mancos
Bring a little Mancos home with you. Take a stroll down Grand Avenue and discover handcrafted local items that include jewelry, paintings, photography, wood art, furniture, pottery and much more.
FYI: we’ve never actually seen any chickens here. Explore this beautiful wooded trail system in all seasons with maintained trails for hiking, biking, or cross country skiing along a meandering creek and beautiful towering pines.
West Mancos Hiking Trail system
Show everyone how tough you are on Sharkstooth Peak, or take it easy on Big Al Trail. No matter your skill level, there’s a trail for you here.
Phil’s World Bike TraiL
Get your rear in gear with 60 Miles of classic single track mountain biking, intermixed with segments of challenging slickrock. Ranging from beginner to intermediate – choose your own adventure and take in the stunning views of Sleeping Ute, La Plata, and Mesa Verde Mountains.
Mesa Verde Stables
Giddy up, y’all! Mesa Verde Stables allows anyone above the age of six to experience the joys and thrills of horseback riding in a safe and therapeutic environment. Trot to your hearts content with the breathtaking scenery of the Mancos Valley as your backdrop.
Canyons of the Ancients / Sand Canyon
Talk nerdy to me. The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum focus on Ancestral Puebloan, Native American, and historic cultures in the Four Corners region. It’s also headquarters for visitors traveling to the National Monument
Hesperus Ski Area
French fry. Pizza Pie. Find the largest night skiing area in the Southwest, complete with a tubing hill and 26 trails on 160 skiable acres. Skiing & snowboarding lessons available
Cottonwood off leash Dog Park
Let the dogs out. Enjoy beautiful open space, a well maintained loop trail, lots of trees, and a creek!