Visitors will find Cortez between the entrance of the world-famous Mesa Verde National Park and the beautiful Ute Mountain Tribal Park. It is certainly rich in culture and you will no doubt learn about the history of the Ancestral Puebloan people. Where you turn, there will be magnificent sites as the park is famous for its cliff dwellings. The Cortez Cultural Center provides a glimpse into current American Indian culture with special events all year long such as Indian dances. Cortez has many parks and trails for guests to enjoy and explore. There is also a professional 18-hole golf course where visitors can enjoy and either play competitively or at their leisure.