Full-day Tour Information
The FULL DAY trips require additional time and effort. It involves a three-mile walk on unpaved trails and a climb of five ladders to visit four well preserved canyon cliff dwellings in Lion Canyon. A round trip drive on gravel and dirt roads from the Tribal Park Visitor Center is 80 miles for the full day tour and 40 miles for the half-day tour. Check in time is 8:30 A.M. and departure time into the park is 9:00 A.M. Tours begin at the Visitor Center/Museum 20 miles south of Cortez, Colorado, at Highway Junction 160/491.
The full day tour is weather dependent.
FULL DAY (ACTIVE):
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. $48.00 PER PERSON/PER DAY
(20 PEOPLE OR MORE WITHIN A GROUP $29.00 PER PERSON)
SPECIAL TOURS TO REMOTE SECTIONS OF THE PARK:
$60.00 PER PERSON/ PER DAY (Minimum of four people, 5.6 miles of hiking & climbing on original Ancestral Pueblo trails.)
TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY THE TRIBAL PARK:
$12.00 EXTRA PER PERSON
(Prior reservations required.)
PRIVATE TOURS: $100.00 PER PERSON
ESSENTIAL TOUR INFORMATION:
Water or food is not available in the Park but water and soft drinks are available for purchase at the Tribal Park Visitor Center/Museum. Bring plenty of drinking water, lunch for the all day trip, insect repellant, sun screen, a hat and sturdy hiking shoes. Have a full tank of gasoline. No dogs are allowed. Professional photography is not allowed.Please inform the tour guide of serious health problems. Visitors should have their own insurance. The meeting point for tours is at the Tribal Park Visitor Center at Junction of highways 160/491, 20 miles south of Cortez. The Ute Mountain Tribal Park may cancel out tours due to weather. Credit cards, National Park Service’s GOLDEN EAGLE PASSPORTS and other passes are not valid here.
YOU MUST HAVE A UTE GUIDE TO ENTER THE UTE MOUNTAIN UTE TRIBAL LAND. WE DO NOT ALLOW SELF-GUIDED TOURS.
The Ute Mountain Tribal Park has the right to close off tour areas for cultural or preservation reasons at anytime.Ute Mountain Ute Tribe/ Ute Mountain Tribal Park and its employees are not liable for illnesses, accidents, thefts, and injuries.
**It must be noted that the Ute Mountain reservation is solverign nation,and we respectfuly ask that you to please respect our ways of life and culture belives.