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Hovenweep National Monument
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cortez
After having visited quite a few very crowded and busy National Parks during this trip it was a real pleasure to walk and admire the ruins in peace, quiet and with only natural noises breaking into the background.
All in all, Hovenweep is a great place to visit without the Summer crowds at Mesa Verde National Park.
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Dolores River Canyon
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cortez
The various topography provided ample photographic opportunities for nature lovers.
Having lived in Colorado for over 30 years and traveling throughout the state, we leveraged a trip to Mesa Verde National Park into a drive from Cortez up to Telluride during the Fall.
Cortez Dog Park
#3 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cortez
Good dog park and patrons