14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Ute Valley

The Utes were known to have inhabited the Tomichi Creek valley east of Gunnison. Erecting a teepee at the Coldharbour Institute Ranch really completed this view. Knowing that a similar structure may have been in this very spot centuries ago is powerful.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Gunnison, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Mitch Warnick