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Fate Bell's Shelter/Canyon Walking Tour

Thu, September 01, 2022
Tanya Petruney
(432) 292-4464

Only access into the canyon and view the pictographs is by participating in the Park's provided tour and at the designated times. September 2-15, 2022, the park will offer the morning guided walking tours at 10 am Wednesday through Sunday September 16-30, 2022, the park will offer two guided walking tours, at 10 am and then again at 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday No pets allowed.

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.

Do I need to preregister? YES, there is a strict limit of 25 participants. Tickets only available up to thirty days in advance. Click on this link to open the online reservation system.

Cost of the tour : Ages 13-adult are $8.00, children ages 5-12 are $5.00 and children under 4 are free.

Please note that there is a separate Park Entry Fee, ages 13-adult is $5.00, please purchase your entry fees when you purchase tour tickets.

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 go through our exhibits, and get ready for the tour to start promptly at designated tour time. 

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 (with social distancing requirements). NO STROLLERS

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. NO EATING WHILE ON TOUR.

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.


NO SMOKING (this includes e-cigarettes) 


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

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