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Address: Highway 666, Towaoc, CO
Phone Number: 800-847-5485
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The cliff dwellings at the Ute Mt. Tribal Park are a true find. See Ute...

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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Best tour of native american/cliff dwellings

We've done a lot of tours of native american sites (Hopes, Mesa Verde, Puebloans) but this is the best tour hands down. As others have mentioned, your tour guide is a native Ute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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maryland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've done a lot of tours of native american sites (Hopes, Mesa Verde, Puebloans) but this is the best tour hands down. As others have mentioned, your tour guide is a native Ute. Our guide, Gerald, has archaelogical training so he had great detailed information about the sites. You get to hike and climb into the dwellings and encouraged to... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ute Mountain Tribal Park Visitors Center lies approximately 25 minutes south of Cortez so it is easy to get to. We made reservations for the all day tour with a guide from the Ute tribe. The tour included visits to sites with pictographs as well as a hike down a canyon to see cliff dwellings. The tour took approximately... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was totally amazing tour. As other reviews have noted, you need to be in moderately good shape to traverse the hiking and tall ladders. Definitely hot and bring your lunch and water as specified by the tour FAQ. Way off the beaten path - definitely take the Van so you can listen to the tour guide explain many things... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome guided tour (Gerald was our Ute guide). We had seen many ruins and petroglyphs/ pictographs - but it was so much better having Gerald there to translate and share his stories of the area. We were the only half day clients on that day so we ended up having a private tour. The fee for this... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I was a little Skeptical when I saw the visitors center and lady tour guide but we paid for the tour in cash,as was required, and got in the van. Beverly, our guide, did an exceptional job. We visited several ruins that have been untouched for hundreds of years. There were no paved trails, hand rails, or cement steps to... More 

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taos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The full day guided tour is a first rate experience. You will see jaw dropping ruins up close and personal because you will climb ladders and walk into them. Walls in the ruins are stabilized in some cases but are all original as are roof beams. Quite peaceful and beautiful. Be sure and ask Ricky your guide to sing a... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We visited both Mesa Verde and Ute Mountain Tribal Park. Very different experiences but both places were great. I would definitely recommend taking the Ute Mountain Tribal Park tour. Ride with the driver as the drive is quite bumpy and long. We did the full day trip and it was a wonderful day. Keep in mind that you need to... More 

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Get online and make reservations for a tour of the ruins at Ute Mountain Tribal Park, NOW! This place is nothing like the bustle of Mesa Verde - this is the real thing. Our soft spoken Ute guide was fantastic and the ruins were just wonderful. Not as flashy or large as Mesa Verde, but much more intimate. You have... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very special full-day tour of remote cliff dwellings with Ute guide. Although not a long hike, it is a full-day trip and requires a sense of adventure to climb ladders and walk a narrow trail along the side of the mesa to access several cliff dwellings. Riding in the van gives you more time with the guide. Make reservations in... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As someone who has been to both Mesa Verde and the Ute Mountain Tribal Park, this is the only way to go! You can only go with a Ute guide and you must book in advance. They only take a maximum of 15 people per tour, a far cry from the maddening throngs you encounter at Mesa Verde. Booking was... More 

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