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Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch & Vacation Rental

Ranch fall color – Garry Adams

A beautiful historical ranch located in McElmo Canyon west of Cortez, CO. The ranch is around 2,000 acres with McElmo Creek running through and next to Sleep Ute Mountain. It's a great to tour around the area to Mountain Valley, Mesa Verde, Telluride, Durango and Pagosa Springs.

Canyon of the Ancients Guest Ranch & Vacation Rental, a working ranch, offers its guests great experience of farm / ranch lifestyle and tastefully decorated guest houses to relax their mind, body and soul. Guests can enjoy fresh free-range chicken eggs and organic vegetables (seasonal) for their meals. We love to share our passion on history, ancient culture, rock art and archeology. It is not a bed & breakfast yet a sweet home we'd love to share the like-minded people who care about the land and the environment. It is a home away from home!!

Driving Directions

From Cortez, drive west on Hwy 160. Turn to Road G for 17 miles. The ranch is on the left side of road.

Eco-Friendly Notes

One of the houses utilize adobe block and apex form blocks to enhance the insulation and reduce energy waste. Recycle kitchen scrap for animal feeds and composting. Owner engages sustainable ranching technique to raise organic grass-fed beef and vegetables.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The ranch is owned by Garry & Ming Adams who live on site.

Pet Friendly Notes

It was called Adams Zoo by guests. It is a pet-friendly ranch as long as the dogs won't harm our chickens.

Ranch Activities Available

Petroglyph tour, farming / ranching, U-pick from the garden, enjoy the animals.


Season Open

Year long


Rate Range

$125 to $299


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


Breakfast Style Served

Breakfast Not Included

Newly renovated guest houses with one to 3-bedroom, kitchen and laundry facility that you could prepare your favorite meals while traveling.

Flat screen TV, DVD player, coffee maker, microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster, linen...etc.

Sauna is available for usage.

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