Farming & Ranching is the story of the West. Everyone who has settled here — from the ancient Puebloan peoples, to the Utes & Navajos; from the Spanish missionaries to the American settlers — has farmed. On this tour you will learn how agriculture defined and created the Colorado frontier.
Mesa Verde Farms & Ranch Tours is a partnership between West Adventures & Tours, the Cortez Cultural Center, Mesa Verde Country, the CSU Extension Office and local working, family-owned farms. Because these farmers & ranchers also need to run their production, we do run the same tour every week, or even every month. Our Mesa Verde Farm & Ranch Tours vary in topic, host and highlights, however each 5+ hour excursion includes a tour of a working farm, and delicious samples of local product. Click here for a children-centered, shorter tour at Fozzie’s Farm.
25 North Market Street
Cortez, CO, 81321
Tour Time: 9 AM – 2 PMish (*some tours are 8 AM - 1 PM)
Duration: 6 hours
Cost: $80 (Adults & Children Over 13), $60 Children Under 12, FREE for kids under 5 - lunch is included in the cost
Tour size: 14 people maximum
If you’re late: Call/Text 970 - 739 - 0625
What’s included: food and drink tastings of local farm products (enough for lunch), a fun and knowledgeable guide, tour of a working farm or ranch
What to wear: Weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes
What to bring: A bottle of water and a hat or umbrella; sunscreen; cash for gratuities and souvenirs
Weather conditions: Tour takes place rain or shine
Sales deadline: 24 hours in advance of the tour • if booking within 24 hours please call 970-739-0625 for availability
Food restrictions: We can accommodate most food restrictions, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergy-restricted diets, with advance notice.