Cortez Airport and adjoining farmland

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Cortez Airport and adjoining farmland

The farmlands around this small airport can be good for sparrows, and the large white-tailed prairie-dog colony has hosted Burrowing Owls in the past. Keep an eye out for shrikes and hawks, especially along the road to the Yucca House unit of Mesa Verde National Park.

County: Montezuma

Habitat: Grassland/Prairie

Directions: From the center of Cortez, go south on US491/160 for about 3 miles to CR G (McElmo Canyon Road), and turn right. The airport is immediately on the left. To reach Yucca House continue down US160/US 491. Turn right on CR B, then right on CR 20.5 to the National Monument entrance.

Delorme: 84 B3
Roads of Colorado: 144 C1, 145 D1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: Private/National Park Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Respect private property and bird from the road

Parking: Roadside/gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Cortez

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car

Latitude: 37.3080868
Longitude: -108.6276632

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Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes - Yucca House
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
CampingNo
PicnicNo
HuntingNo
FishingNo
2022-02-09T21:57:21-07:00

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