Famous Ute chiefs, leaders, and other people of note.
- Chief Walkara, also called Chief Walker. Most prominent Chief in the Utah area when the Mormon Pioneers arrived. Leader during the Walker War.
- Sanpitch, Chief of the Sanpete tribe. A brother of Chief Walkara. Sanpete County is named for him.
- Black Hawk, Son of Chief San-Pitch. Noted War leader during the Utah Black Hawk War (1865–72).
- Chief Ouray, leader of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute tribe
- Chipeta, Ouray's wife and Ute delegate to negotiations with federal government
- R. Carlos Nakai, Native American flutist
- Joseph Rael, (b. 1935), dancer, author, and spiritualist
- Raoul Trujillo, dancer, choreographer, and actor
- Polk, Ute-Paiute chief
- Posey, Ute-Paiute chief