ESSENTIAL TOUR INFORMATION

Q:Are reservations required?

A: No, but we would prefer if you contacted our office and made a reservation so that we may have a guide waiting for your group and to check tour availability. We also try not to book tours Sundays and holidays for the guides but if you have a large enough group we may make an exception.

No dogs are allowed.

Professional photography is not allowed.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

TRIBAL PARK BATH ROOM FACILITYS:

Ute Mountain Tribal Park Visitor Center has rest rooms with running water. These rest rooms are locked during non- working hours. Tour participants can use these rest rooms free. Non- tour participants please pay fifty cents or can pay a larger amount for the use of these rest rooms in the Visitor Center before using the rest rooms. The money collections for the rest rooms are circulated back to purchase toilet paper and other cleaning products to keep these rest rooms clean.

Tour participants can use an outdoor rest rooms with non-running water at 17 miles east inside Mancos Canyon at Kiva Point. This outdoor rest room has toilet paper regularly cleaned and toilet paper stocked.

The next rest room facilities are located at South Lion Canyon and North Lion Canyon Trailhead are non - running water out door rest roomsand are cleaned andstocked with toilet paper.

All rest rooms with non-running water or outdoor type are cleaned and stocked with toilet paper.

 

 

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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.

*The Ute Mountain Utes are the Weenuche 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.

 

The meeting point for tours is at the Tribal Park Visitor Center at Junction of highways 160/491, 20 miles south of Cortez

Reservations made at the Ute Mountain Tribal Park Office(address as above) : By e-mail: utepark@fone.net or umtp@utemountain.org

By phone: (970) 565-3751 ext. 330 or (970) 565-9653.

Note:The Ute Mountain Tribal Park has the right to close off tour areas for cultural or preservation reasons at any time. 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 sovereign nation, and we ask you respectfully to accept our ways of life and our cultural believes.