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.
The entire site can be experienced through self-guided tours available between 9:00am and 3:45pm. 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. Last access from the Visitor Center is at 3:45pm which only allows for a limited time of 15 minutes with 30 minutes of drive time round trip. Gate closes at 4:30pm
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: