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Ute Mountain Tribal Park

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Ute Mountain Tribal Park

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Chuck M wrote a review Dec 2019
Iowa City, Iowa3 contributions
Although the official tour season had ended, the Ute Mountain tour manager made a special effort to arrange a half-day tour for us in mid-November. "Wolf" was our tour guide -- just a small group of four so we had very personal attention. He provided us excellent background on the history and mythology of native peoples that had inhabited that region, and still do. The concentration of ruins is just amazing, both cliff dwellings and semi-subterranean rooms and kivas. His interpretations and explanations were invaluable.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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WhoWhereWhy wrote a review Sep 2019
Evergreen, Colorado74 contributions7 helpful votes
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This was an awesome tour. We took the full day tour to Lion Canyon. Ricky was an excellent guide. We learned a lot about Ute culture and beliefs. The cliff dwellings were amazing. The petroglyphs were kinda lame but the story they told was good. We would take another tour!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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John M wrote a review Jul 2019
Santa Cruz, California4,107 contributions375 helpful votes
The story of the UTE people and other tribes is an important part of the history of North America, and worthy of study from their perspective.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Aaron D wrote a review Jul 2019
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions1 helpful vote
My family of 4 (boys 8 and 12) went on the full day tour with Wolf and it was the BEST. The first 1/2 of the day was spent on the canyon floor looking at pueblo remnants from the ancestral Puebloans, and learning of reservation life of the Mountain Utes. We then drove up onto the top of the mesa for lunch and climbed down to visit remnant cliff dwellings. Our guide was very considerate of the role of the his people in protecting and respecting these sites. I learned so much about his culture, the cultures of 800-1280, and contemporary issues with Bears Ears and other areas of contention. It was terrific when considered with the time spent in Mesa Verde and the role of the National Parks in preserving and telling a different (but not bad) narrative of these places. It was hot and dry and the climbing in the second half of the day is for those that are fit and good with heights but it was my highlight of the entire 6 days we spent in the four corners area. Be aware, you must have food, water, sun screen, bug spray because its back in the canyon but SO worth it and so underpriced for what you get. Yes, its not an easy website that you click on your tour option and just show up.Its also not for young families or really big groups. I'd say 10 is the max. Expect some calls back and forth to arrange but it was great. Thank you to the Tribal Park and especially Wolf for sharing this with us. I learned so much about these spaces that I couldn't have gained at a museum or a national park.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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cflaherty wrote a review May 2019
Hamilton, Canada180 contributions52 helpful votes
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Full day was washed out but even the half day was better than expected. Read the good reviews but it was better than that. Tour guide was as knowledgeable as I could have hoped. My son is an archaeologist and was blown away. This place is a gold mine of unadulterated anthropology. Great tour. Do the full day if you can.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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