Great House Pueblo Trail
This trail has awe-inspiring 360 degree views of the San Juan Mountain range and the twin spires from the Great House Pueblo. It is a moderately challenging unimproved trail with a 200-foot elevation gain and exposure to heights. This trail includes a multi-family dwelling, several unexcavated structures and a Chacoan Great House Pueblo (7,600-feet elevation.)
Mesa Village Trail
Experience the beautiful overlook of the Piedra River Valley and Peterson Ridge on this one-third mile paved trail. This trial includes a 44-foot excavated Great Kiva as well as an excavated pit house and other structures.
GUIDED TOURS: $16/adult & $8/child (ages 5-12)
Combo Tour: 9:15am
Get the full story about Chimney Rock National Monument with this in-depth extended guided tour into an ancient world. Trained volunteer interpretive guides bring this beautiful site to life so you can visualize what it might have been like to live here 1,000 years ago. This tour provides access to the Great House Pueblo Trail, the Mesa Village Trail and all four excavated structures. You’ll walk a little more than one mile and climb 200 feet. This tour is 2-hours in length. Please allow for an additional 45 minutes’ drive time (to and from the Visitors Cabin) and the hike down from the Great House, for a total of 2 3/4 hour. This popular tour fills at 25 people and is first come first serve.
Pueblo Tour: 11:00am & 12:30pm
The Pueblo Tour is perfect for visitors with time constraints but who still want to see the awe-inspiring 360°views of the San Juan Mountain Range and the twin spires from the Great House Pueblo. The Great House Pueblo Trail is a moderately challenging unimproved trail with a 200-foot elevation gain. The tour features a multi-family dwelling, several unexcavated structures and a Chacoan Great House Pueblo (7,600-feet elevation). This tour is 1 1/4 hours in length and ends on top of the mesa. Guests must then hike back down to the parking lot which takes approximately 15 minutes. Please allow for an additional 30 minutes’ drive time to and from the Visitor’s Center for a total of 2 hours.
Tour times are subject to change. Please contact the cabin before arrival (970)883-5359.
SELF-GUIDED TOURS: $12/adult & $6/child (ages 5-12)
The entire site can be experienced through self-guided tours available between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Plan on an hour for each trail so you can take in the views and photo opportunities. Please allow for an additional 30 minutes’ drive time to and from the Visitor’s Center. Visitors who have attended the Guided Pueblo Tour can also take a audio-guided tour at no extra cost.
There are three ways to enjoy an audio-guided tour:
- Printed interpretive brochure
- Audio device with pre-recorded interpretation
- Download the San Juan National Forest app before you arrive at Chimney Rock, purchase your audio-guided tour at the Visitor cabin and receive a pin so you can use your own phone or device.
Tour times are subject to change. Please contact the cabin before arrival (970)883-5359. Refunds are offered
This applies to daily tours, and any cancellation is assumed to be due to weather conditions: