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Best of Cortez Guide

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Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument
Located in Utah but near Cortez, this site has six ruins all built around 1200 AD.
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Monuments & Statues; National Parks
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Colorado Welcome Center
Colorado Welcome Center
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Monuments & Statues
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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Owner description: Archaeology Day Tour: An introduction to ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) history with professional archaeologists. Visit a Crow Canyon excavation site, tour a working archaeology lab... more Owner description: Archaeology Day Tour: An introduction to ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) history with professional archaeologists. Visit a Crow Canyon excavation site, tour a working archaeology lab, see artifacts in the curation room, and enjoy hands-on learning. May–Sept., Wed. and Thurs., for age 10 and older; price includes lunch. Crow Canyon also offers programs for school groups; middle school and high school archaeology camps; High School Field School; hands-on archaeology for adults; and educational travel in the Southwest and beyond. Founded in 1983, Crow Canyon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding, teaching, and helping to preserve the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people of the American Southwest. Note: No drop-in programs or museum-style exhibits. less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Dolores River Canyon
The 105-mile stretch of the Dolores River and its surrounding 26,000-acre wilderness area is popular for a variety of outdoor activities.
Attraction type: Canyons; Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Let It Grow Coffee Roasters & Garden Cafe
Let It Grow Coffee Roasters & Garden Cafe
Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Cortez
Price:
Cuisines: Southwestern, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Las Casita de Cortez
Las Casita de Cortez
Ranked #2 of 61 Restaurants in Cortez
Cuisines: Mexican
Stonefish Sushi & More
Stonefish Sushi & More
Ranked #3 of 61 Restaurants in Cortez
Price: $7 - $19
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Destination Grill
Destination Grill
Ranked #4 of 61 Restaurants in Cortez
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner
Loungin' Lizard
Loungin' Lizard
Ranked #5 of 61 Restaurants in Cortez
Price: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Eclectic

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Sleeping Ute Mountain Motel
Sleeping Ute Mountain Motel
$55 - $70
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Retro Inn at Mesa Verde
2.0 of 5
Retro Inn at Mesa Verde
$78 - $130
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
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BEST WESTERN Turquoise Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Turquoise Inn & Suites
$94 - $137
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
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White Eagle Inn and Family Lodge
2.0 of 5
White Eagle Inn and Family Lodge
$63 - $80
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Cortez
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