The sign Reads:
This cottonwood tree has been designated a
This tree was dedicated in memory of Chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta who strove to promote peace between the Utes and the white man. Chief Ouray met with white settlers under this tree. Chipeta was said to have been the only Ute Indian woman ever permitted to sit in council meetings. Ouray died Aug 4, 1880.
To get a feeling as to how big this thing is, compare it to the tire tracks to the right of the tree.