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*The Ute Mountain Utes are the Weeminuche band of Utes, one of the seven original Ute bands that inhabited the entire state of Colorado.  The Ute Mountain Utes presently reside on their reservation in Southwestern Colorado.
*Ancestral Pueblo, or Anasazi, were people of the Pueblo culture.  These Pueblo people resided in the four corners' areas (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona) until about 1300 AD.  The Puebloan tribes are presently living in the states of Arizona and New Mexico and are the descendants of the Ancestral Pueblo.

Transportation Information

Come experience a trip back into time and learn a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Spend time in our incomparable Ute Mountain Tribal Park with one of our knowledgeable Native American Ute tour guides. Guides interpret Ute* Indian History, Ute pictographs, geological land formations, and Ancestral Pueblo* petroglyphs, artifacts, and dwellings.

Transportation provided by UMTP $12.00 (per person)

Tour participant pick up locations:
7:45 a.m. Ute Mountain Pottery, Towaoc, Colorado
8:15 a.m. Cortez Chamber, Cortez, Colorado
8:30 a.m. Mesa Verde National Park (Entrance)

Reservations must be set at Ute Mountain Tribal Park Office by e-mail at utepark@fone.net or umtp@utemountain.org or contact us by phone (970) 565-3751 ext. 330 or (970) 565-9653.

Ute Mountain Tribal Park does not accept credit cards. Accepted are: cash, travellers checks, money orders, and personal checks from the state of Colorado. Visitors should have their own insurance. Ute Mountain Ute Tribe/ Ute Mountain Tribal Park and its employees are not liable for illnesses, accidents, thefts, and injuries.

 

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.