In the southwest corner of Colorado, between the Canyons of the Ancients and cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, you will find the city of Cortez. A popular destination spot, this city's cultural diversity gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the ancient inhabitants of the area. The beauty and majesty of the Southwestern landscape was once the home of the ancient Pueblo peoples who built their homes in the cliffs of Mesa Verde. If history, archaeology or cultural anthropology is your passion, you can get a great education in area colleges and universities. Cortez is located near the Four Corners, giving you great access to Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado educational opportunities.