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. A brochure with color photos and information about the ancients’ uses of the plants seen on the tour will be provided to attendees. The tour includes the Great House Pueblo Trail (steep, rough trail with exposure to heights and drop-offs).
Guests must enter through the Hwy 151 entry gate during the check-in period stated below; the gate will be locked at the end of that time.
These are reservations-only programs.
Tickets are $16 (ages 13 and up), $8 (ages 5-12), under 5 free, and are considered a non-refundable, non-transferable 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 prior to the event, 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.
Mondays June 14, June 28, July 5, July 19: Arrive for check-in 8:00 - 8:15 AM. Tour begins 8:15 AM.
Thursdays June 10, June 24, July 15, July 29: Arrive for check-in 8:00 - 8:15 AM. Tour begins 8:15 AM.
Select a date to see a list of times
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.
Reservations will be cut off 20 hours prior to tour times.