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Crow Canyon’s beautiful, 170-acre campus features a large meadow, pinyon- and juniper-covered hillsides, and spectacular views of Mesa Verde.

Campus Map & Directions

Crow Canyon is located amidst majestic mountains, mesas, and canyons about 4 miles northwest of the town of Cortez in southwestern Colorado. We are 15 miles west of the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park and 40 miles northeast of the Four Corners Monument, where the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico meet.

Free parking is available in our visitor parking area.

Traveling By Car

From the intersection of Highway 491 and County Road L northwest of Cortez, turn west on Road L. Drive about 1 mile to Road 23 (watch for Crow Canyon sign), and turn left. In about 1 mile, Road 23 curves to the left and turns into Road K, which in turn becomes Crow Canyon’s driveway.

Traveling By Air

The Cortez Municipal Airport, located about 15 minutes from campus, is served by Boutique Airlines (via Denver and Phoenix). The Durango–La Plata County Airport, located about 80 minutes from campus, is served by United Express (via Denver) and American Airlines (via Phoenix and Dallas-Fort Worth).

Crow Canyon will provide shuttle transportation to and from both airports at no extra charge.

Campus Details

Lodging and Amenities

Campus facilities include the Gates Building, which houses classrooms, education and research laboratories, offices, a lodge, which contains the dining hall and a lounge; six comfortable, modern cabins, built in 2015; and ten comfortable, rustic cabins modeled after Navajo hogans. Two learning centers—one a replica of an ancient pithouse, the other a reconstructed pueblo—overlook campus from opposite hillsides.


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