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Cortez Cemetery District

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Cortez Cemetery District is to honor life in all that we do. We will provide respectful & compassionate interment services, that meet the cultural, economic, religious, and social needs of our diverse communities.

The management and maintenance of the Cemetery will be directed toward keeping the records and history of the founders and citizens who are at rest here as a resource to all its citizens.

The Cortez Cemetery District preserves & honors the heritage of past generations, serves and respects the needs of the present generation, and provides a legacy for future generations

Cortez Cemetery District 27441 Hwy. 160 Cortez, CO 81321 (970) 565-1050


The Cemetery is open Monday Through Friday from sunup to sundown.

  • The Cemetery is a not-for-profit special government district
  • Over 100 years old. there are approximately 7000 graves at present.
  • Available plots with room to expand
  • Columbarium Niches available (Above-ground burial for cremated remains)
  • Groundskeeper and Manager on site Monday through Friday.
  • Veteran Discounts for all Honorable Discharge veterans with a DD214 form
  • Directory with maps located at the entrance to the cemetery.
  • The Groundskeeper and crew do their best to keep the grounds looking nice, we are not a perpetual care cemetery.


The Board meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please call the cemetery for time and place at (970)565-1050.