37 days in Cortez Itinerary

37 days in Cortez Itinerary

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— 36 nights


As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cortez: Teec Nos Pos (Four Corners Monument & Teec Nos Pos Trading Post), Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, &more) and Durango (Powerhouse Science Center, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hovenweep National Monument, pause for some photo ops at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cortez trip itinerary planner.

In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Bluff, Blanding, Silverton
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument