Cortez Essential Info


Cortez is a small city in the Rocky Mountains state of Colorado. It is in the general vicinity of Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep National Monument and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

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  1. Cortez lies between the entrance to world-famous Mesa Verde National Park and the fascinating Ute Mountain Tribal Park, making it one of America's richest archaeological centers.
  2. Cortez is near the "Four Corners" where the borders of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet.
  3. Cortez was named for Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.

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