United Airlines and Frontier Airlines offer connecting flights from Reagan National to Cortez, Colo.
WHERE TO STAY
Holiday Inn Express — Mesa Verde-Cortez
2121 E. Main St., Cortez, Colo.
Features a Southwestern theme. Rooms from $130.
The Courtyard by Marriott
560 Scott Ave., Farmington, N.M.
One of the best hotels in town. Rooms from $99.
Desert Rose Inn & Cabins
701 Main St., Bluff, Utah
Rustic cabins and rooms close to Monument Valley and surrounding areas. Rooms starting at $80.
WHERE TO EAT
Aztec Main Street Bistro
122 Main St., Aztec, N.M.
Sandwiches and salads starting at $7.50.
The Farm Bistro
34 W. Main St., Cortez, Colo.
Farm-to-table dining starting at $11.
WHAT TO DO
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
23390 Road K, Cortez, Colo.
The center offers a variety of tours of the Southwest. Cost of most tours includes accommodations, most meals, entry fees and permits, most gratuities and group transportation. Upcoming tours include:
Southwest Indian Art, May 4-10, 2014, $3,620 per person double.
Chaco’s Southern Frontier, June 1-7, 2014, $2,720 per person double.
Pueblo Ruins of Chaco and Mesa Verde Country, Sept. 14-19, 2014, $2,020 per person double.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Daily 7 a.m. to sunset. Visitor center open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicle entrance fee $8 for seven days.