Summer is the busy season here, and that's when you'll pay the highest lodging rates. Among the major chains providing comfortable, reasonably priced lodging in Cortez (zip code 81321) are Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites, 535 E. Main St. (tel. 800/547-3376 or 970/565-3778), with rates for two from $79 to $159; Econo Lodge, 2020 E. Main St. (tel. 800/553-2666 or 970/565-3474), with double rates of $59 to $139 in peak season and $39 to $89 the rest of the year; Holiday Inn Express, 2121 E. Main St. (tel. 888/465-4329 or 970/565-6000), with double rates from $99 to $159; and Super 8, 505 E. Main St. (tel. 800/800-8000 or 970/565-8888), with rates of $50 to $85 double. Room tax adds about 8% to lodging bills.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.