The Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sun., Oct 8, and Mon., Oct. 9, in Salida and surrounding areas. Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a mountain rededication ceremony and memorial summit climb.
Unity Walk 1:30 PM
Alpine Park to SteamPlant Event Center
Join a variety of local organizations, members of the Ute Nation, State and County Officials, on this walk led by Chipeta's family.
Speeches & Cultural Ceremonies 2 - 5 PM
SteamPlant Event Center Plaza & Ballroom
Program is rich in history and education, includes drum and dance performances, and a variety of presentations by Tribal, County, State Officials, and event organizers.
Closing Reception 5 - 7 PM
SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom
Multitudes 7 - 8:30 PM
Play by Kim Nuzzo at the SteamPlant Event Center Theater
$10 Ticket Fee - SteamPlant Event Center
An original play written by Valerie and Kim Nuzzo. “Multitudes” is a one-man show about our great gay father of American poetry Walt Whitman! The play addresses death, sexuality, slavery, the Civil War and Whitman’s poetic vision of democratic ideals.