Within the exterior boundary of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, several tracts of San Juan National Forest land in the vicinity of Chimney Rock, Colorado, as well as some private lands, are accessible mainly by crossing Southern Ute Tribal lands. The Tribe offers special crossing permits to access these non-Tribal lands for State of Colorado deer, elk, and turkey hunting seasons only. These crossing permits are available for a fee and must be picked up in-person during designated hours at the Southern Ute Department of Natural Resources – Lands Division in Ignacio, Colorado.
Currently, Tribal crossing permits are required to access U.S. Forest Service land in the Chimney Rock area, Haystack Mountain area, Turkey Creek Road, and Washington Flats Road. Crossing permits are presently not required for Archuleta Creek Road or Devil Mountain Road.
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For more information on Tribal land crossing permits for State hunters, please contact the Southern Ute Lands Division at (970) 563-0125.