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Ute Mountain Tribal Park


P.O. Box 109

Towaoc, Colorado 81334

970-565-3751 x.330
1-800-847-5485

 

Visitors Center & Museum

1-970-749-1452

 


E-mail
utepark@fone.net


Fax#
970-564-5317

 

 

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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.

     The half-day tours will visit Ancestral Pueblo petroglyphs, scenic lands, Ute pictographs panels, geological land formations and surface sites.  All sites on the half-day tour are within a short walking distance of the gravel road.

     The full-day trips require additional time and effort.  Including a three-mile walk back in time on unpaved trails and climbing 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's 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 is a 9:00 a.m.  Tours begin at the Visitor Center/Museum 20 miles south of Cortez Colorado at Highway Junction 160/666. West side of the Chimney Rock. 

Thank You for your interest in the
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

FULL DAY (Active)

     9:00 AM to 4:00 PM      $42/Per Person/ Per Day (15 people within a group $22.00 per Person)

HALF DAY (Easy)

9:00 AM to 12:30 PM $22/Per Person/Per Day
(1:00 p.m. half day tours can be arranged with prior notice.)

SPECIAL TOURS TO REMOTE SECTIONS OF THE PARK

     $60/Person/Per Day
(minimum of four people, 5.6 miles of hiking and climbing on original Ancestral Pueblo trails.

TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE: 

     $8.00 Extra per Person (Prior reservations required half, full and remote tour fees are an   additional cost.)

CAMPING IN THE TRIBAL PARK

   $12/Per Per Vehicle/Per Day
Cabin Rentals $10.00
Primitive Campground
(Reservations required)

 

Ute Mountain Tribal Park Horseback Tour  
(Celebrating Mesa Verde National Park Centennial)

May 3rd to 6th & May 8th to 11th, 2006
October 18th to 21st & October 23rd to 26th, 2006
May 2nd to 5th & May 7th to 10th, 2007

Ute Mountain Tribal Park will celebrate the Mesa Verde National Park Centennial. Ute Mountain Tribal Park will have horse back and wagon ride tours starting in Mancos, Colorado and into Ute Mountain Tribal Park Mancos Canyon. The history of Mesa Verde National Park and Ute Mountain Tribe will be re-enacted and lectures will be conducted by knowledgeable presenters from Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Southern Ute Tribe and Fred Blackburn.  History of the Southern Ute Tribe by a Southern Ute Tribal Member. The 1906 Ute Mountain Ute meeting with Bureau of Indian Superintendent & Indian Agent requesting for the Mesa Verde by a Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Member, Horseback Outfitters & chuck wagon meals by Rimrock Outfitters, from Mancos, Colorado. Bartel's wagon & stage ride on first day of the tour. Bauer House Bed & Breakfast first night accommodations.

The Ute Mountain Tribal Park sponsored tour will be conducted at $2800.00 per person. The fee includes meals for four days, tents and one horse. Minimum of 8 people and maximum of 12 people.

Tribal Park 1-800-847-5485 / 970-565-3751 ext. 330

 

SIXTH ANNUAL
UTE MOUNTAIN TRIBAL PARK OPEN HOUSE
MAY 27th, 2006

The following events are scheduled:
*Porcupine House and Pictographs Tour - 8:30am - 3:00pm Cost is $22.00 per person
*North Lion Canyon Tour - 8:30am - 3:30pm Cost is $22.00 per person

*Anasazi Sun Calendars in Mancos Canyon and Anasazi Petroglyph tour
Virginia Wolf Archaeologist/Anthropologist and Ed Wheeler Archaeologist/Anthropologist
will conduct these tours from 9:00am to 12:00 (noon)
and from 1:00pm to 4:30pm the cost of this tour is $22.00 per person

Ute Mountain Tribal Park Special Fall Tours
September 16, 2006


*Porcupine House and Pictographs Tour - 8:30am - 3:00pm Cost is $22.00 per person

*Anasazi Sun Calendars in Mancos Canyon and Anasazi Petroglyph tour
Virginia Wolf Archaeologist/Anthropologist and Ed Wheeler Archaeologist/Anthropologist
will conduct these tours from 9:00am to 12:00 (noon)
and from 1:00pm to 4:30pm the cost of this tour is $22.00 per person

S P E C I A L    P R I C E S

School groups only: 1st to 8th grade $8.00 per student, 9th to 12th grade $14.00, college and higher education: $20.00 per student. Children eight and under: $3.00. (applies within a family group only).  No senior rates apply A 50% deposit is required for weekend groups and special tours.  Deposits will be refunded only with one week's notice.

* * *   ESSENTIAL TOUR INFORMATION   * * *

     The Tribal Park is operated as a primitive area in order to protect its cultural and environmental resources.
     Water or food is not available in the Park.  Water and soft drinks are available for purchase at the Tribal Park Visitor Center/Museum. Bring plenty of drinking water, and a lunch for the all-day trips, insect repellent, sun screen, a hat, and sturdy hiking shoes would also be advisable.  Have a full tank of gasoline.  No dogs are allowed. Professional photography is not allowed. Please inform the tour guide of serious health problems before taking the tour.  The meeting point for tours is at the Tribal Park Visitor Center at Junction of highways 160/666, 20 miles south of Cortez, Colorado. The Ute Mountain Tribal Park may cancel tours due to weather. National Park Service's GOLDEN EAGLE PASSPORTS, credit cards or other passes are not valid here.
     

YOU MUST HAVE A UTE TRIBAL MEMBER GUIDE TO ENTER THE
UTE MOUNTAIN UTE TRIBAL LANDS.
WE DO NOT ALLOW SELF-GUIDED TOURS.

The meeting point for tours is at the Tribal Park Visitor Center at Junction of highways 160/666, 20 miles south of Cortez, Colorado. 

   The Ute Mountain Tribal Park has the right to close off remote section sites for cultural or preservation reasons.

� Copyright 1998 Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

*The Ute Mountain Ute's are the Weeminuche band of the Ute's, one of the seven original Ute bands that inhabited the entire state of Colorado.  The Ute Mountain Ute's 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 1300AD.  The Puebloan Tribe's that are presently living in the states of Arizona and New Mexico are the descendants of the Ancestral Pueblo.

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