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More to Explore in Mesa Verde Country: Fall & Winter

More to Explore in Mesa Verde Country: Fall & Winter
3 days
From Ancient Voices tours to exploring the creative district, Cortez, Mancos and Dolores mesmerize year-round.

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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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Day 1
Activity

Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum

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The Anasazi Heritage Center is a museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi) culture and other Native cultures in the Four Corners region. It is also the starting point for visits to Canyons... Read More

Lunch

Montezuma Restaurant

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Mexican restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Read More
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San Miguel Anglers

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The San Miguel River begins above the historic town of Telluride and continues through the southwest until it converges with the Dolores River and ultimately flows into the mighty Colorado River... Read More

Dinner

Dolores River Brewery

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Every community should have a comfortable place to hang out with somebody! Read More
Lodging

Sophia Retreat & Event Center

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Sophia on the mesa offers bistro, nightly lodging & private space to rent for meetings, extended retreats & reunions on 30 acres with beautiful views. Guest rooms for up to 50, 3 meeting space... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Beny's Diner

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Beny's Diner in Cortez has been serving breakfast and lunch for 13 years. All of our food is homemade, including the hash browns. Read More
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Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park

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Witness a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Spend time with one a Native American Ute guides who interpret history,... Read More

Lunch

Thai Cortez

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Serving Thai lunch and dinner specialties in Cortez. Read More
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Ancient Voices Audio Tour

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Ancient Voices is a digital audio tour of Southwestern Colorado's Antiquities. Download to hear about exploring visitor services, as well as historic and pre-historic treasures of this uniquely... Read More
Dinner

Loungin' Lizard

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We are a family friendly restaurant and bar with a chalk board menu that changes often with something for everyone. Read More
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Sunflower Theatre

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The Sunflower Theatre presents performing arts, musical, cinematic, and educational events to enrich the cultural experience of a diverse rural audience in the Four Corners Region. Read More
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Retro Inn at Mesa Verde

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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 hotel, remember before computers? Do more than... Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Absolute Bakery & Cafe

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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 secret that the burgers taste better because the... Read More
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Mancos School of the West

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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 skills from artistic masters in mediums ranging... Read More
Lunch

Millwood Junction

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Millwood Junction restaurant features great steaks, seafood, and a huge salad bar for locals and Mesa Verde National Park visitors alike. Read More
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Rustlers Roost Ranch

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Rustlers Roost Ranch provides the finest horseback adventures in the Colorado southwest. Located in the beautiful Mancos Valley next to Mesa Verde National Park, Rustlers Roost Ranch is a... Read More

Dinner

Olio

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Olio Food and Wine Cafe: features local artists (paintings, pottery, metalworks, etc) and serves delicious cuisine made with local produce - expect a weekly changing menu. Olio also has a unique... Read More
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Tai Chi With Lee

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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.
Lodging

Willowtail Springs B&B Cabins

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Mesa Verde vacation, adventure in the heart of Southwest Colorado; Abode at Willowtail Springs B&B Cabins; best-kept secret in the area. Private, secluded, elegant lakeside cabins, bass,trout... Read More