Southern Ute Tribal Seal


The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has a rich cultural tradition and holds several events throughout the year to keep these traditions alive.

Bear Dance

Each Spring we celebrate the Ute Bear Dance. These events are open to the public and we hope you will join us during Memorial Day Weekend.

Bear Dance

Southern Ute Bear Dance – Photo Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum

Sun Dance

In mid-Summer, we participate in the Sun Dance, the most important spiritual ceremony in the Ute community.

Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair

The second weekend in September we hold the Annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair and Powwow. The public is welcome to join us for dance, drum and fair contests.

tribal fair image

Leonard C. Burch plaque

Leonard C. Burch Day

Each December 10th we remember the contributions former Chairman Leonard C. Burch has made to the well-being of the Southern Ute people.


Southern Ute Royalty promote a positive image of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe throughout Indian country and in the local community.

Sister Tribes

We maintain a close relationship with our brothers and sisters in the Northern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes.