Ute Mountain Tribal Park

Colorado’s Four Corners cliff dwellings is a snapshot from the Pueblo past

Ancestral Pueblo people abandoned their Four Corners cliff dwellings centuries ago, but at the Ute Mountain Tribal Park near Cortez, Colorado, that exodus can seem like it happened yesterday. Half- and full-day tours led by Native American guides visit sites—including cliffside alcoves reached by ladder—where you’ll still find (but can’t gather) pieces of black-and-white and corrugated pottery as well as corncobs left behind by the inhabitants.