Last opportunity to access the ancient structures is 3:00 pm daily. There is a minimum of a half-hour drive round trip to where the tours take place and you will want to allow yourself at least 45 minutes to an hour for the Kiva Trail Audio-Guided Tour. At 4:00pm, all guests are asked to exit the upper parking lot and start driving to the entry gate which closes at 4:30pm.
Please be aware that severe weather and/or trail conditions may require that tours and special events be cancelled at the last minute.
Pets are not permitted on tours or past the Visitor Cabin; only Service Dogs are permitted. Kennels are available at no charge at the Visitor Cabin.
There is no shade in the parking lot nor on the trails.
Public access to the Pueblo Trail is seasonally restricted beyond the falcon enclosure fence.
During this seasonal closure (March 1 – September 30), only guided tours operated by the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association may use the trail, under authority of the USDA Forest Service special use permit.
No oversized vehicle such as RV’s, trailers, or anything being towed is permitted to drive to the upper parking lot where the tours begin. Limited (if any) use of oversized pick-up trucks will be permitted. There is limited parking and space to drive these types of vehicles in the upper parking lot. Please call the site at 970-883-5359 to inquire about shuttle availability.
TOUR PRICING, DISCOUNTS & TIPS
The America the Beautiful Annual Pass, which offers discounts for entrance fees at many sites nationwide, does not apply to “Expanded Amenities”, such as the interpretive tours offered here.
Active military with I.D. receive 15% off an Audio or Guided Tour.
No agency passes are accepted with the exception of the Access Pass and the Interagency Senior Pass (50% off a guided or audio guided tour for the pass holder and spouse.)
Reservations are not required for regular daily tours. For groups of 10 or more, reserving a private tour is recommended. Private tour price: $25/person. To arrange a tour for a private group, please call the business office at 970-731-7133.
Schools groups are complimentary. Please call the CRIA office at (970)731-7133 to make reservations.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the outdoors.
Bring a hat, wear sunscreen and drink lots of water.
Don’t forget you camera!
It is against Federal law to destroy, excavate or remove any historic or prehistoric structure, artifact or object of antiquity on the public lands of the United States.