- Our list of the best things to do in Cortez, Colorado, features the top 13 nearby activities — including 9 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Cortez, CO has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, Water Activities, and Food & Drink.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of Cortez, CO
Hovenweep National Monument is a cluster of archeological ruins of villages which date back to the time of Ancient Peublo civilization as well as early cultures of hunter gatherers. The buildings here include the Square Tower, Hovenweep Castle and many other clusters of ruins.
Colorado Welcome Center offers the visitors important information along with helpful suggestions and maps concerning the best places to visit while in Cortez. Tour tickets to Mesa Verde National Park can also be purchased here.
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument encompass a number of archeological sites, most of which are Ancestral Puebloan ruins. The chief attraction here is the Lowry Pueblo which are the ruins of a prominent residential structure.
Canyon Trails Ranch organizes guided horseback tours to the scenic attractions of Four Corners and McElmo Canyon. The trails weave through the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument offering views of multiple archeological sites. Waggons and buggies are available on request.
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center offers visitors the opportunity to explore and learn about the Ancestral Peublo Civilization. Informative tours of excavation sites, the curation room and the lab, with professional archeologists as guides, are available.