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

Thu, December 01, 2022 to Sat, December 31, 2022
Tanya Petruney
(432) 292-4464

Sign up for a ranger-led hike to see ancient pictographs. Hikes are offered at 10 a.m. and then again 3 p.m. All tours are Wednesdays through Sundays. Click on the title to get more information and reserve your spot. NO PETS NO TOURS OFFERED SUNDAY DECMEBER 25th

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 in advance to arrange a special tour. 

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

Tour fee per person and per age?: Children ages 4 and under are free and children ages 5 to 12 are $5.00, ages 13 to adult are $8.00 Payable by cash, personal check, and/or credit card at time of tour.

Are reservations required for the tour? It is recommended to prepay to secure your spot on tour. The  maximum number of participates is 40 (includes all ages).  Click on this link to open the online reservations page.

How long is the tour? This tour usually is about 90 minutes in time and 1.5 miles in length. 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.

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/sunbrellas umbrellas 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? Rapid changing and unpredictable weather is the major factor in the decision to cancel a tour, which include: extreme hot temperatures (98.F+), rain/wet conditions, lightning or other declared hazardous conditions. In the event of a cancellation, the tours are not rescheduled.

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY PARENT/ADULT

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

**School groups must contact the park prior to park arrival.*

NO TOURS MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.