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When we tell people that we live in southwest Colorado, the word that we hear most often is “lucky”. Vibrant communities with deep character, rich history and diverse geography. Montezuma County has over 2000 square miles within its borders and a population of roughly 25,000 people, allowing for plenty of elbow room. Montezuma County’s elevation is just over 6,000 feet, you can almost reach up and touch the sky.

12 Hours of Mesa Verde.jpgSouthwest Colorado is one of those places that you can’t forget once you’ve been here. If you’re looking for small, friendly towns with exciting year round outdoor recreation then you’ve come to the right place. From the mountains to the desert, we have it all. Anyone who has been to this part of Colorado know that the scenery here is spectacular- we’re talking jaw dropping sunrises peering over snow-capped peaks to breath taking sunsets behind the mystical Ute Mountain.Mancos_rider
You are just minutes away from thousands of ancient archaeological sites, and hundreds of cliff dwellings. The sites within Mesa Verde National Park are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. You can also take part in exceptional mountain biking, fishing and hunting and then enjoy farm fresh foods, local wines or craft beers and extraordinary food in one of our local restaurants.
Whether you seek the rugged outdoors, ancient culture, diverse cuisine or comfortable amenities, you’ll find exciting places and friendly faces here in Southwest Colorado.

 Mesa Verde Country Tourism

Dolores Chamber of Commerce

Cortez Retail Enhancement