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Near Phippsburg in Rio Blanco County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Footsteps in Time

 
 
Footsteps in Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2016
1. Footsteps in Time Marker
Inscription.  ”My people roamed all over this country… over these mountain passes. They gathered to hunt buffalo and went back to the lower country when winter was approaching.”
~Eddie Box Senior
Southern Ute Tribe


At the dawn of history, nomadic Ute crisscrossed this land. Their travels throughout Colorado were based on an intimate knowledge of when and where nature's resources could be harvested.

The Ute revered the mountains as the source of all life. For centuries, they hunted deer, elk, buffalo, and rabbits, and gathered a variety of plants including berries, wild onions, and the edible root of yampa.

[illustration captions]
Juniper
• Yampa
• Serviceberry
• Wild Currant

 
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsAnthropology & ArchaeologyNative AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 12.061′ N, 107° 9.588′ 
Marker detail: 1877 Drainage Map of Colorado image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: 1877 Drainage Map of Colorado
The Flat Tops Trail Byway traces historic Ute trails between winter camps near Meeker and summer camps high in the Flat Tops. This map highlights historic Ute trails recorded by the Ferdinand Hayden Expedition between 1874 and 1878.
W. Marker is near Phippsburg, Colorado, in Rio Blanco County. Marker is on Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway (County Road 8) 7 miles east of County Road 19, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the Dunckley Pass Overlook in Routt National Forest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phippsburg CO 80469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. People of the Shining Mountains (here, next to this marker); Forest Foresight (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ute History. By the early seventeenth century the Utes’ territory included portions of the Great Basin, the Colorado Plateau, and the Central and Southern Rockies. This extensive area was inhabited by a population estimated at upwards of 5,000–10,000. (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Footsteps in Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2016
3. Footsteps in Time Marker
(leftmost of 2 markers at this location)
Dunckley Pass Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 25, 2016
4. Dunckley Pass Overlook
(turn here to access marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Feb. 27, 2021