More to Explore in Mesa Verde Country: Fall & Winter

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From Ancient Voices tours to exploring the creative district, Cortez, Mancos and Dolores mesmerize year-round.

Sustainability Activity
Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

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mesa verde national park photo
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Mesa Verde National Park
We want to welcome you as our guest to the nation's richest archeological preserve, where amazing cliff dwellings and more than 4,000 ancient…
Lunch
Montezuma Restaurant
Mexican restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.
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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum, BLM
Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum contains a 3.5 million-item research collection. Exhibits interpret the history and culture of…
Dinner
Dolores River Brewery
Every community should have a comfortable place to hang out with somebody!
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Duranglers Flies & Supplies
Duranglers Flies and Supplies is the premier fly shop and fly fishing guide service in the Four Corners region.  Located in Durango, Colorado, we…
Lodging
Sophia Retreat & Event Center
Sophia on the mesa offers bistro, nightly lodging & private space to rent for meetings, extended retreats & reunions on 30 acres with beautiful…
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Beny's Diner
Beny's Diner in Cortez has been serving breakfast and lunch for 13 years. All of our food is homemade, including the hash browns.
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Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park
Witness a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Spend time with one a Native…
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Ancient Voices Audio Tour
Ancient Voices is a digital audio tour of Southwestern Colorado's Antiquities. Download to hear about exploring visitor services, as well as historic…
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Loungin' Lizard
We are a family friendly restaurant and bar with a chalk board menu that changes often with something for everyone.
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Sunflower Theatre
The Sunflower Theatre presents performing arts, musical, cinematic, and educational events to enrich the cultural experience of a diverse rural…
Lodging
Retro Inn at Mesa Verde
There is a lot to see and do while your in Mesa Verde Country, we are surrounded by National Monuments, Parks, Forests, and Rivers. While at the…
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Breakfast
Absolute Bakery & Cafe
Dedicated to the art of food, the Absolute Bakery & Cafe prepares food from scratch, using only the finest of organic and local ingredients. It's no…
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Mancos School of the West
When you enroll in a class or workshop at Mancos School of the West, you’ve embarked on a journey into an inspiring landscape of creativity. Learn…
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Mancos Brewing Company
Mancos Brewing Company provides great beer in a relaxed setting . Come in and sit down, order a beer (or a glass of wine) and a bite of food.  We…
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Mancos Creative District
Facilitated by a vibrant community of more than 150 artists, the growing downtown
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Fenceline Cider
Sown along the Colorado Plateau, Fenceline is dedicated to reviving America's cider tradition, working with historic local orchards to build…
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Tai Chi With Lee

Lee works with new and experienced individuals to help them develop and expand their own Tai Chi skills. He helps to create a more grounded and centered place within themselves from which they can bring more authentic power, energy, and peacefulness into everyday life.

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Willowtail Springs Lakeside Cabins
Willowtail Springs has a gallery on site featuring a variety of paintings, sculpture and hand cast paper, mixed media, drawings, pastels and other…