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This was an awesome tour. We took the full day tour to Lion Canyon. Ricky was an excellent guide... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2019
WhoWhereWhy
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Important part of the history of North America.

The story of the UTE people and other tribes is an important part of the history of North America... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
John M
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Santa Cruz, California
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The cliff dwellings at the Ute Mt. Tribal Park are a true find. See Ute wall paintings and petroglyphs as they were, and take your time: this secluded site gets far less visitors than Mesa Verde.
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank cflaherty
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The Ute Mountain Tribal Park is adjacent to Mesa Verde and contains similar dwellings of the ancient puebloans. (They still refer to them as Anasazi.) All tours are led by a Ute Mountain guide. There are half day and whole day tours, private and group....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Coloradonative8585
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Try to take the all day trip - and try to ride with the guide so you get even more history of the Utes (and don't have to wrangle your rental car over dirt roads). Our Ute Mountain Ute guide Rick generously shared his nation's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Schep2014
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We were so lucky to have the opportunity to see the cliff dwellings inside Ute Mountain Tribal Park. Our Ute guide shared a lot of stories with us, and it was such a treat to hear about the ruins from the perspective of someone who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank kelseyran
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The Ute Mountain Tribal Park Tour takes you into the backcountry surrounding Mesa Verde. You’ll see more cliff dwellings, climb more ladders and get a much more personal experience than you will at the National Park. Our Guide Rick told us the stories that were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Bill15Q
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Awesome day visiting sites in the Ute Mt Tribal Park. Make sure you take the full day tour. The morning 1/2 looks at rock paintings and touring surface sites. But the afternoon part tours 4 different cliff dwellings which are extremely well preserved. Compared to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank R1152RDlees
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We have been throughout the southwest over the last 20 years and I am sorry we waited so long to make this pilgrimage. We decided to take the van in to listen to he guide and relieve our Outback from some wear and tear, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LabmeisterII
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Were you able to get a hold of them? I called today and they answered right away.
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Yes, they are a bit hard to find. But they are in a modest building at the NW corner of the junction of US491 & US160 in the 'shadow' of Chimney Rock. It shows as towac visitor center on google maps.
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