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.
  • A motorcyclist took a spill Monday morning trying to avoid a bear on U.S. Highway 160, about eight miles west of Hesperus.The accident occurred just before 9 a.m.The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center.The motorcycle had to be towed, said Chris Anderson, chief of...
  • Agricultural dry-up is an ominous phrase, but it's reality on the Front Range as farmers sell off water rights to satisfy unquenchable urban sprawl.It won't be enough. Population predictions show Colorado doubling to 10 million in 50 years, mostly occurring on the Front Range. Experts with the Colorado Water Conservation...
  • With November's election just weeks away, an old email is creating fresh headaches for La Plata County Sheriff Duke Schirard.Though Schirard sent the email in March, his Democratic challenger, Deputy Sean Smith, leaked it to public officials in the past two weeks.In the email, Schirard lambasts changes in...