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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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Interesting experience you can't get anywhere else

2 Ute Mountain Utes guided us in their van to see Ancestral Puebloan ruins that are in Ute land. This is an incredibly complex socio-political situation. These 2 people handled it... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

2 Ute Mountain Utes guided us in their van to see Ancestral Puebloan ruins that are in Ute land. This is an incredibly complex socio-political situation. These 2 people handled it with poise & aplomb. They were extremely well-informed about the archaeologic & anthropologic history of the area as interpreted by Anglos. Most fascinating for me were the bits about... More 

Thank PeachGazeach
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We live in Durango and frequently hike and backpack where there r ruins which always makes the hikes more fun. We found out about the Mountain Utes Mesa Verde from a friend and finally made it over for the guided tour. We got a permit to stay in the campground which doesn't have amenities ,which is the way we like... More 

Thank seahorsesrock
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

You have the option to take your own vechicle, don't do this if possible, the places they take you are dusty, rocky, and hard on your vechicle. Even with four wheel drive and a high wheel base you will get jarred, great possible of cutting your tire on a rock also. The trip it self is awesome.

1 Thank Smokehouse970
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very small non-smoking gambling area. Smoking section was much bigger and had a craps table. Was extremely smoky! Won $115 on quarter poker slots.

Thank abananacolorado
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My friend and I took a road trip from the Midwest to several states out west to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Parks. In researching things to do I lucked out on finding this tour. I agree with a previous contributor that tripadvisor needs to add this to their "things to do" list. I strongly recommend that you... More 

3 Thank LadyAutum
Mandeville, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

A really hard place to find. They don't return calls and no Email. So just to let you know the office is 15 or so miles South of Cortez, CO on highway 491, past the Casino. If you wind up there, there are a number of signs to show you the location. Our guide Beverly was helpful in explaining the... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

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 

7 Thank rxlaw
San Rafael, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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 

2 Thank bruin1971
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

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 

Thank machband
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 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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