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This guided tour takes visitors 1/3 of a mile up the Great Pueblo Trail and makes several stops along the way to enjoy the ancient Puebloan structures built over 1000 years ago. Stops include the Ridge House, several pit houses, the location of the “guardhouse” and the Great Pueblo. Hear the archaeological details that connect this civilization to the Chaco culture located 90 miles southwest of this spot. At the end of the trail visitors will enjoy the 360 degree view from atop the mountain ridge and have the closest view of the two pinnacles: Chimney Rock and Companion Rock. Be on the look-out for the peregrine falcons nesting on the left side of Companion Rock! Bring your cameras for some amazing photos.


The tour is available by reservation for up to 10 people and walk-ins are allowed if room allows. Walk-ins may pay their tour fee at the Gift Shop located across from the Visitors Center. Recommended for ages 5 and above due to uneven stone steps part way along the unimproved trail. Good hiking shoes recommended along with plenty of water.


  • Attendees must arrive at the plaza kiosk by 10 AM; tour begins at 10:30.
  • $12.00 (ages 13 and up) and $5.00 (ages 5-12) plus a booking fee and are non-refundable.
  • Walk-ins do not pay a booking fee but the tour may be cancelled for insufficient attendees
  • The tour requires a minimum of three people.
  • The USFS Daily Use fee must be paid (or applicable federal pass used) since this program occurs during the Monument’s regular daily open hours.


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There’s more to learn at Chimney Rock National Monument beyond the daily tours.  The interpretive program at Chimney Rock includes opportunities to see the site in a different light and to enjoy the different facets of the site.  Ticket fees for special programs are considered a non-refundable donation. Programs often sell out. A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center. Making a reservation through the website or the call center 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.

You can book our monthly programs online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.