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Chipeta Rising Celebration

  • Salida SteamPlant 220 West Sackett Avenue Salida, CO, 81201 United States (map)

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.

Peak Dedication Ceremony 8 AM
Tenderfoot Mountain - Mountain Heritage Park Site
Join a variety of speakers, summit climbers, and supporters for a morning ceremony at the proposed Mountain Heritage Park site on Tenderfoot Mountain.

Send off/Blessing for Summit Climbers 8:30 AM
Tenderfoot Mountain - Mountain Heritage Park Site
A blessing and send-off for climbers before they make the climb to the summit of Chipeta Mountain.

Memorial Climb to Summit 10 AM - 3 PM
Sponsored by Colorado Mountain Club
Information will be available on CMC's website.

Park Re-Dedication Ceremony 10:30 AM
Chipeta Park in Poncha Springs
Join Roland McCook, Chipeta's great-great-grandson, for a Ute dedication ceremony at Poncha Springs' Chipeta Park.

Post Summit Celebration 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Elevation Beer Company, Poncha Springs
Organizers, climbers, and speakers invite you for a Post Summit Celebration.

Earlier Event: October 8
Chipeta Rising Celebration
Later Event: October 11
Salida Candi-Dating