The Ute Indian Museum located on Highway 550 South of Montrose houses one of the most complete collections of Ute Indian artifacts. The grounds are located on the original 8.65 acre Chief Ouray Homestead. Originally constructed in 1956, and expanded in 1998, the museum presents locals and visitors with the history of the Ute Nation from pre-history into the present. The museum also serves as the Montrose Visitor Information Center with visit numbers from 18,000 to 20,000 each year.
Located on the grounds is the Chief Ouray Memorial Park, the crypt where Chipeta was buried after her death in Utah in 1924, and a native plants garden. The Museum sponsors educational programs year round.
Hours: Please Note, the Museum is currently closed due to a total renovation, information about the Ute Indian Museum can be found at the Montrose Visitor Center located on the corner of South First and Cascade, in Montrose.
January- June: Tuesday trough Saturday from 9 am- 4 pm.
July- Octobrer: Monday through Saturday fvrom 9 am- 4:30 pm, Sunday: 11 am- 4:30 pm.
November- December: Monday through Sturday from 9 am- 4:30 pm.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
17253 Chipeta Road