The towns of Cortez, Dolores and Mancos showcase southwest Colorado's cultural riches and natural splendor and are excellent home bases for exploring the ancient treasures of Mesa Verde National Park.
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.
Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde National Park
Cliff Palace Twilight Tour
Mancos School of the West offers classes and workshops taught by artistic masters in mediums ranging from iron work to mosaic, photography to fibers, set against the splendid backdrop of the beautiful and historic Mancos Valley.