Demographics & Statistics

Population

  • Montezuma County: 25,535
  • Cortez: 8,482
  • Dolores: 936
  • Mancos: 1,336
  • Towaoc: 1,087

Elevations

  • Cortez: 6,200 feet
  • Dolores: 6,936 feet
  • Mancos: 6,993 feet
  • Towaoc: 5,912 feet
  • Mesa Verde National Park: 6,040 - 8,572 feet
  • Hovenweep National Monument: 5,200 feet

Land distribution

Montezuma County is 2,084 square miles; 1,333,888 ares; 30% private land, 33% is tribal land and 37% is state and federal land

Weather

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Distances from Cortez to

  • Dolores: 11 miles
  • Mancos: 18 miles
  • Durango: 45 miles
  • Farmington, NM: 70 miles
  • Telluride: 76 miles
  • Moab, UT: 115 miles
  • Mesa Verde National Park Entrance: 11 miles
  • Ute Mountain Tribal Park: 13 miles
  • Sand Canyon Entrance/Canyon of the Ancients: 15 miles
  • Lowry Ruins: 28 miles
  • Four Corners Monument: 38 miles
  • Hovenweep National Monument: 48 miles
  • Canyonlands National Park South Entrance: 74 miles