» CORTEZ, CO
Circuit: Colorado-New Mexico
Visit the Mesa Verde National Park, and take a Ranger guided tour of Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Long House ($5 per person – tickets sell out quickly but can be purchased up to two days in advance at the Mesa Verde Visitor Center, open 7:30 am to 7 pm). Visit the Cortez Cultural Center for a glimpse into the current Native American culture and the Hawkins Preserve to see the area’s native flora.
Elks Lodge #1789, 2100 N Dolores Rd, Cortez, CO (970) 565-3557
Use address or GPS. Water available at the Lodge, two 30amp sites, dry camping available. As an alternative, the American Legion in Cortez has dry camping.
N37.3715,W108.55304 – Click on link to see Google Map