Mesa Verde Country is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts! Our geographic diversity of mountains, mesas, and canyons provides the perfect environment for recreational activities year-round. Hiking, biking, fishing, boating, rafting, golf, horseback riding, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling are just some of the sports you can enjoy here.
Our incredible climate makes so many recreational activities possible year-round, and offers many options for families and groups - or hearty adventurers. Our location makes it possible to cross country ski in front of ancient pueblos on a winter’s morning, and hike in our warm red-rock canyons on that same afternoon. Mesa Verde Country enjoys a longer season for golf, hiking and mountain biking than most destinations in Colorado, because of the warmer temperatures in the spring and fall. Fishing can be enjoyed any time of year, and without the crowds! It's a perfect mash-up of all the best parts of the Four Corners region, just waiting for you to enjoy it.
Whether on foot or on horseback, on two wheels or four, on land or on water, in snow or in sun, the exceptional landscapes of Mesa Verde Country beckon you to create your own outdoor adventure, any time, all year-round! There are just too many to see and do in one day, and with all the available Four Corners lodging in Cortez, Mancos and Dolores, you'll be able to do so much more.