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.
  • This was a good year for bears to forage in the wild, and that helped minimize conflicts between our furry neighbors and Durango residents, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This is the fourth summer of a six-year study that is examining bear behavior and population near towns, said Heather Johnson, a biologist with CPW.This...
  • For the Republican candidates gathered at the Cortez Conference Center last week, fear and loathing of Democrat policies was a common theme.Political aspersions were cast against the Democrat-controlled White House, U.S. Senate, U.S. Forest Service and the EPA. The traditional election-year roasting triggered applause from the 40 or so...
  • Law enforcement officials reported that two youths were arrested over the weekend in connection with two burglaries.Limited details of the case were posted on the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office Facebook page on Saturday. According to the social media site, both burglaries occurred between Oct. 12 and Oct. 14.Officials...