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.
  • The Front Range Pipeline that runs through eastern El Paso County has positioned Colorado to take advantage of the burgeoning market for natural gas liquids.The pipeline, which began operating in February, is expected to become increasingly important as the state's production of natural gas liquids continues to grow. Last year,...
  • Mesa Verde Gardeners encourage participation Mesa Verde Gardeners encourage all amateur gardeners or arrangers to participate in the Montezuma County Fair HorticultureAgricultureDesign Show, July 31 to Aug. 2.There will be lots of prizes for best entries in every class. Classes include Flowers, fruits and vegetables,...
  • High school students from throughout the country spent a week undergoing training that helped them identify their strengths, establish personal goals and strengthen leadership skills. Tierney Wilson from the Cortez FFA Chapter attended the conference July 8-12.More than 2,300 students and 250 teachers attended the National FFA...
  • To call Durango's inaugural Color Dash 5K Fun Run held at Three Springs colorful is putting it mildly. The run, a fundraiser for the Powerhouse Science Center in Durango by Winter Sports Entertainment, is something a little different.On this untimed run, at every kilometer, you get doused with a burst of color. By the time you...