There is a legend surrounding the Sleeping Ute Mountain. There was a Great Warrior God that arrived to help fight the Evil Ones that were causing a great deal of trouble. There was a large battle between the Evil Ones and the Great Warrior God during which their feet were pushed in the land so hard to brace themselves they formed the existing valleys and mountains. After the battle the injured Great Warrior God laid down to rest and his blood turned to water for the animals to drink from.
The people believe that when clouds or fog settle over the area the blankets for the seasons are being changed. The color of the blanket indicates the season that is about to begin. The Indians believe that the God will return to help fight the Evil Ones again.
The Ute Mountain Casino Hotel and Resort which also has a travel center and RV park can be found eleven miles away from Cortez, Colorado. The casino itself offers a number of video and slot machines for guests to choose from. There is something for everyone here even the option for dining at Kuchu's Restaurant or just relaxing in the hotel.
The rooms in the Ute Mountain Hotel all have a sitting room complete with couch, chairs and television. Rooms have a king sized sleigh bed, full bathroom, refrigerator and microwave to increase the comfort of the guests. Kuchu's is opened each day offering guests of the resort a themed special at the buffet.
Friday through Sunday the restaurant has a breakfast buffet. The hours of operation are from 6am until 10pm Sunday to Thursday and from 6am until 11pm on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant has special hours for events and during the holidays. The facility offers a salad bar and fresh fruit each day with the buffet. Additional details about the restaurant can be obtained by contacting them directly.
Ute Mountain Casino Gift Shop offers a variety of options at reasonable prices. There is pottery from Ute Mountain that includes special pieces from Inez Wing and Norman Lansing. There are also jackets, Native American T-shirts, candles, baseball caps and a number of other items that can be purchased as souvenirs. The gift shop also sells cigarettes with no tax on them and is currently accepting coupons for them.
The RV Park and Campground at the Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel and Resort provides a playground and game room in addition to pull thru spaces for RVs. In addition there are tent spaces, a sauna, indoor pool and a wading pool. The facility even provides cable television and a convenience store. The facility provides a shower, a rest room, laundry and RV supplies are available as well. Reservations and additional information can be obtained by contacting the facility directly.
Anyone in the Towaoc, Colorado area should make it a point to visit the Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel and Resort to make the most of their vacation. Contact the facility directly for reservations, pricing and directions.