Just because the snow is flying doesn’t mean the fun ends in Mesa Verde Country! In fact, Mesa Verde Country has snow, mountains, sunshine and everything you need for the perfect cold-weather getaway at an affordable price. And, it’s all within driving distance of Denver, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Play: Mesa Verde Country serves as your perfect home base for a snow trip. Three ski areas are located within easy drive distance – Telluride, Hesperus and Purgatory. You can find cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails, as well as snowmobiling and ice climbing outfitters nearby. In Cortez, downhill and cross-country skis and snowshoes rentals are available at Slavens. Kokopelli Bike & Board rents out snowboards, as well as fat bikes (learn more about this below!).
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Explore: Mesa Verde is growing in popularity for its mountain biking. And fat biking is a local favorite and must-try wintertime activity in Mesa Verde Country. Boasting warmer temperatures than most mountain towns, many of our area trails are free of snow after a little sunshine. That makes them perfect for hiking, biking and exploring the countless ancient sites located around the region.
Dine & Drink: A cold beer at one of several local breweries is just the ticket after a day outdoors. The only thing to do next is fill up with a hearty meal from any of the unique dining establishments around town.
Stay: The towns of Cortez, Dolores, and Mancos have everything you and your family need to rest and recharge. They offer a variety of lodging options, including cozy cabins, lodges, vacation rental homes, hotels and motels.
Request your copy of the Mesa Verde Country Travel Planner to start getting your trip on track today!