Our main objective for stopping in Cortez was to visit nearby Mesa Verde National Park. In Cortez, we parked at La Mesa RV Park.
At around 500 A.D., groups of Native Americans living in the four corners region began moving onto Mesa Verde. The four corners area consists of southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, northeastern Arizona and southeastern Utah. These groups had already developed farming skills and no longer needed to remain mobile in order to follow game migrations. So they could “put down roots” so to speak and stay put in one place. Continue reading