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Cortez Colorado


Located in the Southwest corner of Colorado (only about 25 miles from the Four Corners), Cortez is centrally located between southern Utah's breathtaking Canyon Country and the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Cortez serves as your PERFECT base for all that the Four Corners region has to offer!


From visiting the incomparable cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park and its neighbor, the Ute Tribal Park. To the other vast cultural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities here in the archaeological heartland of the United States like Hovenweep, Canyon of the Ancients, Crow Canyon, the Anasazi Heritage name a few, all just steps away!


The Cortez Area is also home to the 2nd largest lake in Colorado - McPhee Reservoir approx. 10 miles north of Cortez offers fishing, boating, and all other watersports. With over 50 miles of shoreline McPhee offers plenty of space to explore, recreate, and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle!


Within a few minutes drive, you can be hiking or fishing or enjoying incredible fall colors in the nearby mountains. Making Cortez one of the premier places to live, work, and play for outdoor enthusiasts. We invite you to visit our friendly small-town for a vacation experience like no other. After you do we wouldn't be surprised if you also want to call it home!




Annual Events

Note: The events listed below happen during a normal year. Due to COVID restrictions, some events may change or may not happen. Items in bold have been confirmed to the best of our knowledge.


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