Cortez, CO

The list of activities for visitors to Cortez, Colorado and the surrounding area is endless. Cortez's beautiful location, nestled between the mountains and desert, offers a wide variety of outdoor activities.   The cultural diversity of the area will give visitors an opportunity to learn about ancient inhabitants of the area, as well as current residents. Mesa Verde Country Tourism is a great starting point for planning your trip.  While in the area, visit the Colorado Welcome Center to get all the information you will need for a great adventure. The Parks and Recreation Department has several facilities for the use of the community and visitors. Our parks offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including picnic spots and sports fields.  The Conquistador Golf Course is a championship 18-hole golf course with sand traps, water hazards, practice driving range and putting green. The Cortez Municipal Aquatics Complex is open to the public seven days a week during the summer months for your enjoyment. The Cortez Recreation Center offers fun for everyone! It features pools, climbing walls, and numerous amenities.
  • Up on top of a sage covered ridge northwest of Cortez, archaeologist Caitlin Sommers peered into a deep hole."This is the beginning of our story," Sommers said.Our story begins at the Dillard site, which is being excavated by Crow Canyon on the Indian Camp Ranch subdivision. The story, which has been pieced...
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  • Recall leader Margie Russell called on Beverly Humiston-Scott to resign, and a resident asked about a restraining order between president Money Guiles and board member Humiston-Scott at a school board meeting Monday night.Only two members of the public spoke at the packed meeting, which was promptly adjourned.The committee...
  • As students headed back to school this week, other organizations in town geared up with activities that show that learning doesn't have to stop or start with a school bell. From school-readiness before kindergarten to leadership opportunities that prepare students to be community leaders after high school, nonprofits in town...