Articles in Tourism

Looking Back: Ed Nolan and His Trading Post - Part 2

by June Head/D.B. McGue on

Ed Noland wanted to start a trading post on the San Juan River in the Four Corners region and wanted to trade with both the Utes and the Navajo. In the new town of Durango he walked into the general merchandise store................ Read full article

Looking Back: Ed Nolan and His Trading Post - Part 1

by June Head/D.B. McGue on

Ed Noland Insured His Life to Finance Indian Trading Post in Early Days.... Before Cortez was founded; before Montezuma County was organized, a chapter of settling a portion of Colorado, opened one spring morning in 1882 when Oen Edgar Noland....... Read full article

Dig Deeper into Archaeology with Crow Canyon

by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on

At the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, we believe that the study of the past is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavor that creates more informed and sustainable societies. Through a better understanding of human history, we discover ........ Read full article

Durango’s Iconic Train Station - Animas Museum

by Robert McDaniel on

Durango’s historic railroad depot is an iconic symbol of Durango’s rich history as a railroad town. One of the oldest, most significant and best preserved structures in town, it has anchored Durango’s Main Avenue Historic District for over 136 years.... Read full article

At Crow Canyon, Young Archaeologists Discover The Past

by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on

Every summer, in Cortez, Colorado, a group of archaeologists will be investigating the history of the ancestral Pueblo Indians (Anasazi)—the people who built the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, and whose descendants are the present-day Pueblo....... Read full article

LOOKING BACK - Ho, for the Cliff Houses!

by June Head on

Last Friday morning our party of fourteen mounted their horses enroute for the Cliff Houses in Mancos canon under the guidance of Sterl Thomas. We left Cortez about ten o’clock....................................................... Read full article

Springtime in Canyondlands


Canyonlands-a unique land so distinct and beautiful it is unlike any place else on earth! Nowhere else will you find the fantastic, awesome, inspiring red rock formations that are as much a part of this amazing land as the clear blue skies........ Read full article

Explore the Hole in the Rock

by Bev Theberge on

Visit Hole N" The Rock, a most unique home, carved out of a huge rock in Utah's Canyonlands Country. This historic 5,000 square foot home and unusual gift shop and trading post are open all year. Take a guided tour of the home during business hours.... Read full article

Ancient Attractions- Aztec Ruins National Monument

by Bev Theberge on

Is the wonder that visitors feel when they visit the Aztec Ruins National Monument by design? Why did the ancestral Pueblo people build so big at Aztec Ruins? The answers are elusive- and intriguing. Come visit the Aztec Ruins in Aztec New Mexico.... Read full article

Tom McCarty Gang and Marshal Dick Plunkett in Cortez In 1889.

by June Head on

Take a trip back in time to 1889 to Old West Cortez to read about Thompson Mercantile, Tom McCarty Gang, and Marshal Dick Plunkett Cortez. Back when the tough gangs would run the town and the civilians would look for their hero to save the day. ... Read full article