Hiking tours start at 9 am to 3 to 4 pm depending on the needs of the group. Standard tours are $100 for adults and youth rates are available. Please inquire about the length of tour desired and rates. Four-hour tours are also available.Please be sure to send in your deposit to secure the date. As of February 1, 2023, the deposit will be $40 per person. Please be sure we have sent you a copy of our informational letter when you request a hike or camping trip which gives you details on how to submit a deposit as well as the meeting place, permit information, and supplies you may need.
We meet at the front of the Cottonwood Campground. After we meet, we will proceed to the visitor center where we will obtain the required permit that it signed by both Footpath Journeys and the person representing the tour. Our guide will discuss the kind of hike you'd like after meeting you and talking through your interests. Special interests should be emailed ahead using the contact form or talking with us.
We will either carpool or drive separately to the trailhead depending on the needs of the group and the weather.
We offer a 6-hour hike which can be geared toward your activity level. We leave at 9 am and are usually out by 4 pm. We may see Lupita’s ancestral lands, Junction Ruins, First Ruins, White House Ruins and many other wonders along the way – rock art, hogans, often sheep and sometimes horses (please check out our gallery and Facebook for pictures and visitor stories). Hikes are customized to our visitors needs.
As we walk the gentle canyon trails, we'll hear stories that are told at certain seasons of the year in the Navajo Culture. The rock walls of the canyon rise 1000 feet in some places.
Many opportunities for thrilling, panoramic photographs abound on the canyon rim or deep within its walls. Don’t forget your camera!!! Please do not take any pictures of people - this is their home. You may photograph landscapes, your group and your guide.
Bring your food, snacks, bottled water, and any hygiene-related supplies like wipes for sanitation and COVID prevention. Food and supplies can be purchased at the store of your choice, or at Bashas grocery on the reservation.
CAMPING is now available! Please submit the request on our site and we'll contact you to set up specifics! We are so excited to be able to offer camping once more.
Private tours can also be arranged and both camping and private tours private a more immersive experience.