Destination: Canyon Hideout Cabin, Cortez Colorado

Photos courtesy Airbnb

Located in Southwestern Colorado, in the tiny town of Cortez, the Canyon Hideout Cabin is a private slice of paradise that you can book on Airbnb.

This tiny rustic retreat is located on 80 acres of private land and is directly adjacent to Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. You can literally hike to Anasazi ruins in 45-minutes, directly from the property. There is also a traditional tipi on the property in the main canyon. It is perched on a beautiful overlook and you can spend the night in it (if it’s available – check with the host when you book your stay).

Amenities at this homestay include a queen-sized bed, internet, wifi, air conditioning, heat, a fenced-in patio with chairs, a bar-b-q, and a fully enclosed outdoor shower.


From Owner Mark

“Originally from San Diego, I now live in the 4 corners area for the last 20 years in beautiful McElmo Canyon. I love exploring, hiking, riding, and the outdoors. My partner Steve and I have created a safe haven here for animals in the wild and don’t allow hunting. We have an organic garden that is shared with the community here and we live in harmony with the land that surrounds us. I am grateful & blessed every day to live here and share this part of the world with others. I’m fortunate enough to be a steward of this magical place.”

“There are many canyons and side canyons and a year-round creek with a variety of trees, wildflowers, cacti, birds, animals, and trails you have access to. There is a horse trail on the property and a wonderful dry wash to hike that will take you into many side canyons. During the monsoons, there are wonderful waterfalls cascading off the cliffs and spectacular lightning storms that roll through in the summer. If you like climbing, the red rocks have many areas to discover and alcoves with thousand plus-year-old ruins. I am also a site monitor for 8 ruins in the backcountry that is accessed from our property. This is an area that is protected from public access but your stay here will give you access.”


Book your stay at the Canyon Hideout Cabin on Airbnb.

Matt is a paragliding pilot and adventure seeker living full-time in a 25-foot Airstream travel trailer pulled by a Ram 2500. His love of the outdoors has driven him to explore remote destinations across North and South America in search of the most aesthetic peaks and beautiful flying sites. IG: @m.b.swartz