Summer 2017 Tour #6

Ute Indians: Culturally Modified Trees
August 10th at 6:00 pm

ADDRESS: This unique tour will be held at Fox Run Regional Park.  Drive north along I-25, turn right at Exit 158 onto Baptist Road.  Proceed east for 4 miles, then turn right onto Roller Coaster Road.  Turn right into Fox Run parking lot. 

PARKING: Parking Lot is limited to 32 unpaved spaces.

Car-pooling is highly encouraged.

TOUR GUIDES: John W. Anderson, author, artist, historian has lived in the Pikes Region since 1956 and was the 26th Sheriff of El Paso County. John grew up on the family ranch in eastern El Paso County and has always been fascinated with Native American history. After the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, John sought to become the voice of education, appreciation and preservation of the Ute Prayer Trees. He is the author of the book Ute Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region.


The Ute Indians (indigenous people of the Pikes Peak Region) skillfully modified trees for navigational, spiritual, burial, medicinal, nutritional, and educational purposes. Throughout the Pikes Peak Region such trees abound (over 2,000 have been mapped). These “twisted” trees are sacred living artifacts the Utes left behind and many can be found in Fox Run Regional Park.
NOTE: The tour begins at 6 PM, registration begins at 5:30.
Handicap Access Info: This tour follows along groomed trails with some off-trail walking 
Restrooms located at trailhead.



COST: Free to HPA Members
Non-Members $10

If you have questions about this tour, contact:
Al Rohr, Program Chair
Tel: 719.641.1542


This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.