A gentle hike to explore a high desert nature preserve.
- 20 US dollars$20
- Colorado Trail Mural|Whistling Squirrel Ranch|Cortez Tours|Hawkins Preserve
Our walk follows the same route as the Mesa Verde Sunrise Tour, but you won't have to wake up at dawn! We start walking across an ancient seabed of slick-rock and into pinon-juniper woodlands. We will stop at the edge of a canyon to admire the surrounding mountain ranges & mesas before continuing our walk to a 1,000+ year-old Puebloan ruin. At the archeological site I like to surprise guests with a local treat and discuss the differences and similarities that our modern culture has to those of the Ancient Puebloans. After enjoying our treat we continue our loop back to the parking lot. Along the walk we will stop occasionally to learn about the unique geology & ecology of southwest Colorado. Cortez, Colorado is located in one of the highest concentrations of archaeological ruins in the entire world! Learn about these ancient peoples & culture on our 2.5 mile walk in Hawkins Nature Preserve. (Dogs are welcome, but please ask before you bring Fido, and bring a leash! ) Guests are encouraged to ask questions along the way. As a Cortez-local I know most of history/folklore of the area and am passionate about sharing this special place with others! Other things to note This hike is enjoyable rain or shine! If you need to change your tour date, or to cancel you can call/text 970-739-0625.
1 East Main Street, Cortez, Colorado, USA
14756 Road 21, Cortez, CO 81321, USA
Cortez, CO, USA
1490 South Cedar Street, Cortez, CO, USA