Ute Mountain Tribal Park

Experience a trip back in time and witness 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-daytours visit Ancestral Pueblo petroglyphs, scenic landscapes, 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 tours require additional time and effort, including a three-mile walk on unpaved trails and climbing on five ladders to visit four well-preserved canyon cliff dwellings in Lion Canyon.

     The 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 160/491.

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Latitude: 37.0899959 Longitude: -108.7335402 Elevation: 5245 ft
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Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

The full-day trips require a three-mile walk on unpaved trails and climbing on five ladders to visit four well-preserved canyon cliff dwellings in Lion Canyon.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The Ute Mountain Tribal Park is not ADA Accessible.

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