Mancos State Park

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Coordinates: 37°24′1″N 108°16′12″W / 37.40028°N 108.27000°W / 37.40028; -108.27000
Mancos State Park
Colorado State Park
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Jackson Gulch Reservoir and the La Plata Mountains in Mancos State Park
Country United States
State Colorado
County Montezuma
City Mancos
Coordinates 37°24′1″N 108°16′12″W / 37.40028°N 108.27000°W / 37.40028; -108.27000
Area 553 acres (224 ha)
Founded 1987
Management Colorado State Parks
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location of Mancos State Park in Colorado

Mancos State Park is a Colorado state park. It is located near Mesa Verde National Park, the West Mancos Trailhead and the San Juan Skyway.[1] The park is known to have been a dwelling place for Ancestral Puebloans. They lived in the Four Corners area in ancient times from AD 1 to 1300. It was also later controlled by the Spanish for 200 years from the 17th to the 19th century.

In 1948 the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation commissioned the Jackson Gulch Dam, and it was officially included as a part of the Colorado state parks in 1987.[2]

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