Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site
Things to Do
Visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, camping, historical study, and nature viewing. Fate Bell Shelter, in the canyon, contains some of North America's oldest Native American pictographs and is one of the oldest cave dwellings in North America. See more of the park on our Photos & Videos page and take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map.
Note: No hiking is allowed in the canyon area without a guide (Contact the park for more information.)
The park interpretive center has exhibits relating to the history of the canyon area.
The Fate Bell Shelter Tour is held Wednesday through Sunday ($5 per person five and older). From June 1 through Aug. 31 the Fate Bell Tour will be held at 10 a.m. only. From Sept. 1 through May 31, the Fate Bell Shelter Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Fate Bell Shelter Tour involves a fairly-rugged hike to the bottom of the canyon and then up to the shelter to view many good examples of American Indian rock paintings in Fate Bell Shelter. Park staff and volunteers with the private, nonprofit Rock Art Foundation conduct tours of the Fate Bell Shelter, continuing the group's history of support for the site. The shelter is a huge cliff overhang containing some of the state's most spectacular American rock paintings.
- Check the calendar for upcoming events and programs
- Interpretive Guide to Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
- Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!