Ute Indian Museum

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Ute Indian Museum
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Established 1956
Location 17253 Chipeta Road
Montrose, Colorado 81403
Coordinates 38°26′05″N 107°52′04″W / 38.4347°N 107.8677°W / 38.4347; -107.8677Coordinates: 38°26′05″N 107°52′04″W / 38.4347°N 107.8677°W / 38.4347; -107.8677
Type History museum
Website Ute Indian Museum

The Ute Indian Museum is a local history museum in Montrose, Colorado, United States.[1] It is administered by History Colorado (the Colorado Historical Society).

The museum presents the history of the Ute tribe of Native Americans. It was built in 1956 and expanded in 1998. The museum building is located on the 8.65-acre (3.50 ha) homestead of Chief Ouray (c.1833–1880) and his wife, Chipeta (1843/4–1924). The grounds of the museum include the Chief Ouray Memorial Park, Chipeta's Crypt, and a native plants garden.


  1. ^ "Ute Indian Museum". Colorado: Come to Life. Colorado Tourism Office. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 

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