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.
  • Course offerings will expand this fall when Southwest Colorado Community College SCCC East Campus adds new certificate programs in Medical Imaging. SCCC will add a Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Certificate program this fall in addition to a Computed Tomography CT Certificate Program.These are professional development...
  • Fall registration is under way at our Southwest Colorado Community College locations in Durango and Mancos, and officials are encourage prospective students to sign up for classes now. The start of fall classes is just over four weeks away -- all classes start Aug. 24. But SCCC is encouraging students to hurry in and register before Aug. 7 to...
  • Two Montezuma-Cortez High School seniors were able to get hands-on science experience with renowned institutions across the country as part of the Pinhead Institute's summer "Pinternship" program.Lauren Chapell, interned with California-based organic skin care company Erbaviva, and Gage Seaburn interned with Oklahoma...
  • The Girls on the Run program uses an experience-based curriculum that integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The curriculum covers eaningful topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities. The curriculum also includes...
  • It's the first day of school. A toddler wails and tears roll down his cheeks. He refuses to release his mother's hand.That anxiety, also felt by the mother, creates stress, which can hinder the learning process. But with assistance from an early-childhood mental-health specialist, teachers can develop classroom strategies...