Cities of Stone connect Ancient & Present here. However you Adventure, tribal dancers, uncrowded trails, gold medal fishing, farm visits, cowboys, wineries, guest ranches make a stay in our Southwest your trip of a lifetime. We can help you plan a great adventure with our helpful travel counselors, planners and itineraries.
Culture and Heritage experiences: Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients, Hovenweep and Lowry Pueblos.
Phil’s World single track mountain biking, hiking along the Dolores River, fishing in McPhee Reservoir
Affordable lodging, camping and RV sites through Dolores, Mancos and Cortez.
Services & Amenities:
- Mesa Verde National Park - preserved ancient villages
- Two National Scenic Byways, San Juan Scenic Byway (“America’s Most Beautiful Drive”) and Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway
- The charming towns of Cortez, Dolores, and Mancos
- Great weather year-round
- Hiking, fishing, kayaking, and other outdoor recreation
- Cortez Cultural Center/ Anasazi Heritage Center
For over 14 centuries, Ancestral Puebloans thrived in this place we now call Mesa Verde Country. Perhaps the reasons they stayed can still be tasted at local restaurants and vineyards. The power of this magnificent landscape has inspired a new generation of artists and poets. The call of the wild is answered with bikes, kayaks and fishing lines. The ancient story unfolds at our cultural centers and Native American dances. In the communities of Cortez, Dolores and Mancos you'll discover thousands of years of history and endless outdoor adventures.
Mesa Verde National Park is just the beginning. Other world treasures are nearby. Ute Mountain Tribal Park is a unique way to experience a Native American interpretation of their ancestral homeland. At Canyons of the Ancients National Monument you can hike or mountain bike to ancient sites. Or, you can venture to town for art galleries, museums, farm-to table cuisine, local brews and shopping.
Travel Region: Mountains & Mesas
Category: Destinations, Attractions