Getting Here
is Half the Fun

Located in beautiful Southwest Colorado, Mesa Verde Country is within easy driving distance of several gateway cities, including Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Daily flights also connect Cortez to Denver International Airport.

Mesa Verde Country is the perfect location for a great American road trip. It is home to Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway, the only byway dedicated solely to archaeology. Trail of the Ancients transverses the spectacular landscapes of Mesa Verde Country— but be sure to get out of the car and enjoy all the incredible archaeology the byway has to offer!

Mesa Verde Country is part of The Grand Circle, America’s largest concentration of National Parks. Visit the Grand Circle website for more information. To help plan your next southwestern vacation, visit our Four Corners Daytrips and Mesa Verde Country Daytrips pages to discover all the adventures awaiting you in Mesa Verde Country. We even have a 7-Day Itinerary for your consideration!

FROM CORTEZ TO: MILES HOURS
Albuquerque, New Mexico 252 5.5
Denver, Colorado 380 8.0
Flagstaff, Arizona 267 5.0
Grand Canyon – South Rim 368 6.5
Grand Canyon – North Rim 340 7.5
Grand Junction, Colorado 204 4.0
Page (Lake Powell), Arizona 211 4.5
Phoenix, Arizona 404 8.5
Salt Lake City, Utah 356 7.0
Telluride, Colorado 78 1.5
El Paso, Texas 528 9.5
Los Angeles, California 730 13.0
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