Experience a true Southwest Colorado vacation at our Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch and vacation rentals. Located in the countryside of Cortez, Colorado near Mesa Verde National Park, our lodging facilities will be a peaceful place for you to rest your hearts and souls while exploring thousands of years of ancient ruins! It is not a B&B, but a private home and cabins, where we share our passion for history, archeology and the beauty of Southwestern Colorado.
The historic guest ranch is located at the peaceful and quaint McElmo Canyon, a Sedona-like setting in Southwest Colorado. There are over 5000 documented archeological sites in this beautiful area waiting for you to explore. It was once owned by a legendary cowboy, Elden Zwicker. Also, the road that leads to the Ranch has been called “Mormon Road” since early Mormons used it to migrate to Utah. The road is also nicknamed “Robber’s Path”, as Butch Cassidy is rumored to have hid his fortune in the Canyon.
In fact, the Colorado tourism industry has just nominated Canyon of the Ancients owners Gary and Ming Adams as “Outstanding Frontline Tourism Workers”, These nominees are people who do an outstanding job of welcoming visitors to our state and providing them with the best experiences.
It is in close proximity to worldly renown tourist attractions such as Durango, Mesa Verde, Canyon of the Ancients, Monument Valley, Pagosa Springs and Telluride…to just name a few. It is a perfect place for your
Southwest Colorado vacation!