Montezuma County has been settled since AD 600. It is the southwesternmost county in Colorado. Montezuma County was once only inhabited by the Ute and Navajo Tribes until settlers arrived in the 1870s. The county was created by the Colorado Legislature in April 1889. Montezuma County was named after a famous Aztec chief, named Moctezuma II.
There are a number of monuments in Montezuma that preserve ancient American Indian structures. One of these monuments is the Yucca House National Monument. Yuca House is located at the foot of Sleeping Ute Mountain and was once the site of a thriving Anasazi village. Other famous monuments in Montezuma County include the Mesa Verde National Park, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and the Hovenweep National Monument.
An abundance of hiking and biking trails are located in Montezuma County. Visitors and residents like to walk the Trail of the Ancients, which highlights the cultural history of the southwestern Native American tribes. The Great Parks Bicycle Route and the Western Express Bicycle Route both pass through Montezuma County.
The veteran population in Montezuma County comes to 2,319 with a total population of 25,772. The median household income is about $43,188, and the median housing cost is about $189,400. Property tax exemption is available to disabled veterans and their spouses.
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Veterans and their families are eligible for a number of benefits in Montezuma County, including:
- Claims for disability and pensions
- Accessing VA health care system
- Certificates of eligibility for VA home loan guaranty
- VA education benefits
- Survivor benefits
- Burial benefits
- Government headstones and markers
- VA life insurance
- Colorado state veterans nursing homes
- Disabled veterans license plates
- Civil service preference letters
- Locating military records
- One time re-issue of medals
To check your VA loan eligibility call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496.
Property Search for Montezuma County
Properties for Montezuma County can be found in the following areas:
Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, Towaoc, Yellow Jacket, Pleasant View, Lewis, Arriola
For a list of VA loan approved properties, contact VA Home Loan Centers.
VA Approved Condos
There are no VA approved condos currently located in Montezuma County. To get condo approval, call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496.
Post 5231 Montezuma County Post
PO Box 194
Mancos, Colo. 81328-0194
Meeting Location & Time
136 Grand Ave
Mancos, Colo. 81328-9268
7:00 PM 1st Thursday
Quartermaster: Robert Valencia
Commander: David Johnson
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Montezuma County
- Single Family: $575
- Condominium: $575
- Duplex Family: $600
- Triplex Family: $625
- Fourplex Family: $650
- Repair Certification: $100
To include liquidation appraisals, a 1004MC form is required for all VA appraisals. An additional fee of $50 is included for this form. The 1004MC is required for all VA appraisals, to include liquidation appraisals. Use the chat feature on our site to find out your VA loan eligibility.
- Colorado VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/colorado-va-home-loan-limits/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/