Cortez is one of the country’s richest archaeological centers. The town is located between the passage to the globally acclaimed Mesa Verde National Park and the spectacular Ute Mountain Tribal Park. If you intend to gain an insight into the contemporary American Indian traditions, visit The Cortez Cultural. For the travelers interested in knowing about the region’s local flora, the center’s Hawkins Preserve is the perfect spot. Here you can participate in a host of outdoor activities including biking, trekking, and rock climbing. The Conquistador Golf Course, an 18-hole golf course, is a prime draw for the golfers.