Ute Mountain Indian Trading Company and Gallery have been in the Cortez area since the early 1970s. Starting off as two different branches – Mesa Verde Pottery and Ute Mountain Pottery – our official Grand Opening was in May 2015, after Ute Mountain Indian Tribe purchased both Mesa Verde Pottery and Ute Mountain Indian Trading.
We are proud to be connecting directly with local Native American artisans, supporting them directly. We offer our Cortez and Colorado locals as well as our out-of-state tourists the chance to get to know our artisans and their work personally, as most of them work in house. We offer a wide assortment of handmade, original pieces of art, jewelry, pottery, rugs and more. Each piece is crafted with care and has a beautiful history behind it that our staff can help tell.
Locally run by the Ute Mountain Tribe, we know that supporting local Native American artisans is tantamount to our success and the happiness of our customers. We want you to know that the art in your home or the jewelry you wear was handcrafted so each piece is unique and exemplifies the local talent. We continue to abide by our traditions by running a thoughtful, personable, caring business in Cortez, Colorado.