The 1.3 million acres of the reservation spread out in patchwork fashion across the Uinta Basin and northeastern Utah to the eastern edge of the state. Fort Duchesne is the tribal headquarters for the Uintah and Ouray branch of the Ute Tribe. Because it's sometimes difficult to tell whether you're on reservation land, public land, or private land, you should stay on main roads unless you have permission to be on the reservation lands.
Northern Ute Pow Wow. Each July 4 weekend the Northern Ute Pow Wow has drumming, dancing, and singing competitions, featuring top performers from throughout North America. The powwow is one of the largest in the West and is free to the public, who are welcome to attend and camp on the powwow grounds. Other attractions include a rodeo, golf and softball tournaments, and an arts-and-crafts fair. The tribe also celebrates two Ute Bear Dances in May and a smaller powwow, held over Thanksgiving weekend at the tribal gymnasium in Fort Duchesne. U.S. 40, 8 miles east of Roosevelt, 84026. 435/722–5141. www.utetribe.com.
Fort Duchesne, Utah, United States