Cortez, Colorado
Arrive in Cortez, Colorado
Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum
Cortez Cultural Center

Trail of the Ancients, Day 1 Visit the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum in Dolores (10 miles/16 kilometers north on Highway 145 and 184.) Return to Cortez, enjoy a relaxing dinner, then take in the free Indian Dances, Cultural Programs, or outdoor drama offered at the Cortez Cultural Center (available in summer only.) Be sure to allow enough time to visit their small museum.