At one time, this area of Colorado was populated by the Ute Indian tribe who told stories and legends to explain things that might not be explainable. Here are a few legends and stories from the Ute tribes.

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The Curse of Colorado's Ute Tribespeople

One such legend, or curse, as they say, was put on this area by the Ute, as they believed the land that now makes up Palisade, Grand Junction, and Fruita was sacred. Once the white man moved in, they put the so-called Grand Valley curse on the land.

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More Beliefs of Colorado's Ute Tribespeople

After doing some digging, we found a few other interesting stories and legends that these people once --maybe still do-- believed.

[The University of Utah]

The Ute Tribespeople Believed in Strange Stories + Legends

At one time, this area of Colorado was populated by the Ute Indian tribe who told stories and legends to explain things that might not be explainable.

The Epic Tale of Colorado's Grand Mesa Thunderbirds

The Utes shared the legend of the Grand Mesa Thunderbirds with their young.

Gallery Credit: Tim Gray

9 Colorado Myths People Still Believe are True Today

From lost treasure to grizzly bears and high-flying UFOs, Colorado is a state where legends are made. Only the tallest tales will do for the land with the most 14ers. Scroll on to check out 9 popular Colorado myths/legends that are still hot topics today.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams