A thousand years ago the people who lived at Chimney Rock depended on the plants around them for food, fuel, tools, housing, clothing, medicine, and art. The breadth and depth of their knowledge is almost unimaginable today. Join us for an introduction to some of the plant species that grow at Chimney Rock and their uses by ancestral Puebloan people. The tour will include the Great House and requires negotiation of a steep, rough trail with exposure to heights and drop-offs.
Check in at the Hwy 151 Entry Gate at 8:45 - 9:00 AM; program begins at 9:00 AM. These are reservations-only programs. The fee is $16.00 (age 13 and up) and $8.00 (ages 5-12) and is considered a non-refundable donation. A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center. Making a reservation through the call center or website is the only way to guarantee a spot on this tour. Most programs are at full capacity, but we will accommodate walk-ins if space is available. Booking fees do not apply to walk-ins. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, rain checks will be available. For details, please call the Visitor Cabin (970-883-5359) 9:00 - 4:00 mountain time.
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Good hiking shoes; jacket; hiking stick if desired.
Water (no potable water at site), sun protection.
Gate will be open only during the times stated above; visitors must arrive between those times to check in.