With four seasons of activities, Mesa Verde Country is a year-round destination. Since Cortez, Dolores and other towns in the Four Corners area enjoy warmer temperatures in the fall than the rest of the state, it's a great time to take in the region's sights. The quieter winter season is another excellent time to visit, when trails and attractions are still open for business but experience fewer visitors.
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.