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.

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.

 

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 rooms and are cleaned and stocked with toilet paper.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

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Half Day 9am-12pm

Full Day 9am-4pm

Special Tours 5.6 miles

Transportation reservations

Camping Cost

Cabin Rental

Private Tours

 

 

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Come and join us?

The Ute Mountain Tribal Park is offering to the public Pool Canyon Nordenskiold Cliff Dwelling tour, a rarely visited area of the park. The Tours are scheduled to start at the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park and across to the Ute Mountain Reservation.

Tours are scheduled to start at the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park (MVNP) from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m.

The hiking time from the parking area to visit the Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings are approximately five hours hiking and four miles round trip.

Please come and enjoy nature again, visit us at our park for our other tour(s), camping, or just for hike.

 

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Want to visit a rare area of the park?

Then this is the tour for you! Inaccessible Casa Colorado & Casa Blanca Cliff Dwelling Tour at the entrance of Mesa Verde National Park from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The tour involves a drive thru Mesa Verde National Park and across to the Ute Mountain Reservation.

The hiking time from the parking area to visit the cliff dwellings are approximately five hours hiking and two miles round trip.

Visitors must be physically active for the tour and must provide their own back pack, drinking water, lunch, and wear comfortable gear.

Tours are not handicapped accessible.


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Do you like a physical challenge?

This is the tour for all you adventures and hikers alike. This tour involves a climb of four ladders and a four and a half mile hike to Morris 3 Cliff Dwelling.

This tour takes approximately 7 - 8 hours. Starting location is at the Ute Mountain Tribal Park Visitor Center/Museum.

    Note:

  • This tour area is not handicapped accessible
  • Arrive 15-30 min before tour starts
  • Must bring lunch, water, and comfortable hiking gear.
  • Reservations required.

 

 

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