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Ute Mountain Tribal Park

Highway 666, Towaoc, CO
+1 800-847-5485
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Our cliff-dwelling tour guide was the best we've had!

Take the full-day tour. It includes a drive through tribal lands, insight into the meaning of the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Diana M
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Washington State
This is a great tour with guide

To go into the reservation and see the ancient dwellings a guide is required and later you can see... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Audrey45
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New Mexico
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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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“full day tour” (13 reviews)
“cliff dwellings” (17 reviews)
“mesa verde” (28 reviews)
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Highway 666, Towaoc, CO
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Take the full-day tour. It includes a drive through tribal lands, insight into the meaning of the pictographs and petroglyphs, climbing around in the dwellings, and a real education into the lives of the ancient Puebloans and the Utes, who have lived in the canyons...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

To go into the reservation and see the ancient dwellings a guide is required and later you can see why. Ricky was our guide and took us back in to the world of the ancient ones. We recommend you pay extra and travel with the...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Though they don’t have any slick online system for booking, we phoned and left a vm and waited about a day for contact. After confirmation (no payment up front) we showed up for our half day tour and were politely greeted by Ricky. It wasn’t...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Gerald took us on a hiking tour of the Ute Mountain Tribal Park with a detailed culture history of the ancient Pueblo people, where and how they lived from 500-1,400 AD, and how his tribe interfaced with the people who lived on what is now...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

This is what Mesa Verde looked like before Europeans restored it. Ruins show the handprints of the people who plastered them a thousand years ago. The park landscape is almost completely untouched except for the roads, and even those are unobtrusive. The quiet is like...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Mesa Verde is great, but it's overcrowded and it's maintained. For a real taste of what Ute land is, book a tour with the Ute. You'll see untouched sites, hear about the culture and history from a tribal member, and get a real hiking workout....More

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

I don't want to drag this out, so I'll say this: My husband and I visited Mesa Verde the day before, and it does have amazing dwellings to see..... from a distance (understandably so if you want to preserve them). You could take a tour...More

2  Thank Cynthia B
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

My husband and I were the only ones on a full day tour with Rick. We called for several days with no answer. Don't give up! They are short-handed and will answer eventually. It's worth the wait! Rick has a wealth of information about the...More

Thank Carolyn G
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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here to learn a bit about the local Ute culture. Wow! The guy working the place had all kinds of information and stories. The exhibits in this small building are museum class. We also received information about Ute guided tours on the...More

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We heard about this tour through my Uncle - I don't think it would have come up in a search. An amazing contrast to Mesa Verde. Our guide was Ricky, we opted to travel in their van. He was so informative and so earnest. I...More

Thank Nicola O
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LabmeisterII
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Diana M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I did and it seemed much appreciated.
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marilyn b
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Ingo46 | Reviewed this property |
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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marilyn b
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Response from Murra_Meyer | Reviewed this property |
Go to Cortez. South on 491 to junction with 160. On NW corner. Called Towac Visitor Center.
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