The renowned Indian Arts and Culture Festival will take place May 25 to June 2 in southwest Colorado's Mesa Verde Country® amid ancient cliff dwellings, pinion pines, and sandstone canyon walls.
The Festival is featured as a "must-attend festival" in Patricia Schultz's best-seller, 1000 Places to See Before You Die.
The festival begins on Memorial Day Weekend, during Colorado's Archaeology Month, with events in Mesa Verde National Park. A juried Indian art market, featuring artists from Pueblo, Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, Ute and Apache tribes, and a Navajo rug seminar and auction highlight the weekend. This year's featured artist is award-winning Navajo painter Clifford Brycelea.
From: Top Events USA, February 22, 2013 By: The Team at Top Events USA
In this silent place of towering mountains, golden canyons, and herds of wild animals, the ancients who've been gone a thousand years still walk.
They still walk amidst the sheer cliff dwellings they once inhabited. They still walk amidst the six-story towers they once built for protection. They still walk among the bears, coyotes, lizards, deer, and herds of wild horses that roam their old hunting grounds. They still walk among the dried-mud ruins of thousand-year-old villages in which they once laughed, cried, buried their dead, and gave birth to their children.
From: World Property Channel, January 3, 2013 By: Steve Winston
Located near Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park is a surprising gem, the budget friendly Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites in Cortez. Best Western has come a long way since its founding in 1946. With more than 4,000 properties worldwide (2,160 in North America), each Best Western is independently owned, allowing the individual owners to inflect their stamp on their property. The owner of this Mesa Verde Country hotel proudly salutes its roots with décor, from pottery to hand-woven rugs to the vibrant colors of the southwest-scape.
From: HotelScoop, January 3, 2013 By: dianarowe
While there are plenty of other interesting outdoor activities to do on a vacation to Western Colorado, golfers should still take their golf clubs as there are some good choices of places to play with reasonable rates. After playing with some of the worst rental sets I have ever seen on a recent visit, I wished I had followed Wes Bolyard's lead and taken by own. I will do that when I do go back as there are now even other courses I definitely want to play.
Bolyard and I flew into Grand Junction, CO, with me going through Phoenix, something you don't have to really do from DFW with direct flights on American Eagle available at slightly higher costs. Then we took an almost four-hour ride in a rental car with almost identical to the one Wes owns through eastern Utahsome beautiful scenery featuring unique sandstone formations.
From: The A Position, August 25, 2012 By: James McAfee
They didn't abandon this place. It is still occupied. The spirits are everywhere ...
Peter Pino, Zia Pueblo
Downstairs in one of the classrooms at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, young people mostly teenagers are down on their hands and knees, scraping through sandboxes and learning how to work an archaeological dig. A group of younger kids, meanwhile, is attending a class in not-so-modern living in a subterranean pithouse on campus a short distance away.
Is this how Indiana Jones got his start? Probably not ... but then Indy's brand of research only exists in Hollywood anyway.
According to those who are supposed to know these things, history and archaeology are pretty much the same thing, except for one very distinct difference. History is the study of past cultures, relying on written records as primary evidence. Archaeology is also the study of past cultures, but uses material remains such as artifacts and structures as the primary evidence.
From: Delaware County Daily Times, July 15, 2012 By: THE HIGHWAYMAN
Mountains and the high altitude affect on golf balls are huge selling points for the game in Colorado, a state known for its craggy peaks and the verdant valleys and high plateaus created by the snow runoff.
There is no finer mountain golf experience in the Centennial State than Telluride Ski & Golf Club, a track set at 9,500 feet above sea level and surrounded by the highest concentration of 14,000-foot mountains in the United States. But there's also great golf in the flatlands between the Rockies, where even playing on level ground - such as in the Four Corners town of Cortez - is still more than a mile high.
It's just an hour-and-a-half drive south and west from Telluride to the relative flatlands of Cortez and one of the nation's top municipal tracks - Conquistador Golf Course. The drive between the two courses on part of the stunning San Juan Skyway takes one first through the Uncompahgre National Forest and then San Juan National Forest, across Lizard Head Pass and past a series of snow-capped crags.
From: Cybergolf.com, July 2012 By: Steve Habel