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Exploring Mancos: A Guide to Local Life

Exploring Mancos: A Guide to Local Life

Ask any of the residents, and they’ll tell you: There is something undeniably special about Mancos, Colorado. This charming little mountain town offers a vibrant slice of life that blends history, adventure, and a genuine sense of community.

Where the West Still Lives

Mancos isn't your average small town. They claim two record-making Colorado statistics:

Mancos High SchoolMancos holds the title of Colorado's longest continuously operating High School! The current high school building was built in 1909 and completely remodeled in 2020, along with the rest of the school campus, including several new buildings and a new turf football field (Mancos High School 8-Man Football State Champions 2023!!). The high school is becoming known for its Project Based Learning (PreK - 12), and high school students explore career pathways alongside traditional classes. The school has an on-site welding shop for students to learn the trade; students graduate high school with a degree AND a Welding Certification. Several students have completed training and have earned FAA Drone Pilot certifications! The school district is currently looking to plan a medical training area and offer training towards nursing certifications.

Then, there's the Columbine Bar & Grill, the local legend and watering hole. The 'Bine, once known for its wild side (let's just say it's seen its share of excitement!), has transformed into a welcoming social hub. Now, the biggest thrill you'll find is meeting friends and savoring their amazing homemade ice cream – a true taste of small-town magic.

A Tapestry Woven with Adventure

Mancos is a place that thrives on exploration and creative expression, all while working and playing hard.

In 1889, a local Mancos rancher rediscovered a network of abandoned ancestral native american cliff-dwelling homes and sacred centers - full-on communities - which became Mesa Verde National Park in 1911.

Today, downtown Mancos bustles with unique shops and artist co-ops, while valley adventure camps ignite the spirit of discovery in younger hearts. A thriving art community adds a touch of creativity, and annual festivals like Grand Summer Nights, Burro Fest, and Mancos Days paint the town with vibrant energy.

Ranches and farms surround the town in the beautiful Mancos Valley; local eateries, brew pubs and cideries feature local produce and meat on the menu. Mancos truly is a community woven together from hard work and adventurous play!

Nature's Playground Awaits

Step outside the town limits, and Mancos unveils its true grandeur. Nestled between the majestic La Plata Mountains and the rugged beauty of Canyon Country, Mancos is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Hikers and bikers can lose themselves on a network of trails managed by the Forest Service and BLM. Horseback riding, snowmobiling, and exploring the mountains on a side-by-side offer endless opportunities to connect with the wild soul of Colorado.

The Sweet Spot of Rural Charm

The beauty of Mancos lies in its perfect balance. It's a safe, rural haven, yet enjoys close proximity to the charming city of Durango, CO and the urban offerings of Farmington, NM. Here, you can truly escape the daily grind, while still having access to all the conveniences you need.

Many locals will attest that Mancos isn't just a place, it's a sacred corner of our world. You just get that good feeling. It's the warmth of a welcoming community, the thrill of adventure around every corner, and the peacefulness of wide-open spaces. It's a place where you can live, work, and play, all woven together into a tapestry of small-town magic.

So, are you ready to explore the hidden gem of Colorado? Mancos awaits.


Photo Credits: Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mancos School District, Cloud Goddess Enterprises

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