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Fate Bell's Pictograph Shelter/Canyon Guided Walking Tour for November

Tue, November 01, 2022 to Wed, November 30, 2022
Tanya Petruney
(432) 292-4464

Sign up for a ranger-led hike to see ancient pictographs. Hikes are offered 10 and then again 3 p.m. All tours are Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on title to get more information and reserve your spot. NO PETS ALLOWED NO TOURS OFFERED THURSDAY 24th.

Do I need a guide to see the pictographs and why? Yes. The park provides an approved guide (either staff or docent) that leads the group of participants down into the canyon to view the pictographs. This is for your safety and protection of the park's natural and cultural resources.

School sponsored trips must call the park to arrange a special tour.

What should I expect when I come to the park and the tour? Park visitors wishing to go on the guided tour should arrive about 20-30 minutes before the tour. This allows you plenty of time to go through our exhibits, and get ready for the tour to start promptly at 10 am. 

Tour fee: Children ages 4 and under are free, children ages five to 12 are $5.00 and ages 13 to adult are $8.00. No senior/military pass discounts can be applied for tour fee(s).

*Park entry permit is a separate fee and does not include tours.

When and How do I register for a tour? You may purchase ticket(s) as early as 30 days from date of tour, click this link to open online reservation system

How long is the tour? Summer tours usually lasts about 60-90 minutes and is 1.5 miles long. We suggest the use of our bathroom facilities before the tour.      

Who can participate in the tour? Almost anyone. Participants should be in reasonably good health and physically able to walk down and up steep staircases. Guides will move at a comfortable pace and the group stays together (but still social distance from people not in your group).

What if I miss the tour? Guides cannot hold the group/tour to wait for late arrivals. If you arrive late you will not be able to join the tour.

What should I bring and wear? You will need drinking water, camera, batteries, and personal medications. During extreme hot temperatures, visitors have  found that silver-lined umbrellas/sunbrellas help provide mobile shade.

Clothing: Dress for the weather and seasons, long sleeved shirts/long pants in the summer helps shield the skin from the sun. Shoes: closed-toed shoes/sandals with good traction (hiking boots and athletic shoes).

When are tours cancelled and do they get rescheduled? All tours are considered pending daily, rapid changing and unpredictable weather is the major factor in the decision to cancel a tour, which include: extreme hot temperatures (98.F+) including high heat index, rain/wet conditions, lightning or other declared natural or man-made hazardous conditions. In the event of a cancellation, the tours are not rescheduled.


WHILE ON TOUR: THERE IS NO SMOKING (this includes vaping and  e-cigarettes), NO EATING OF FOOD AND NO PETS ALLOWED