Guided tours are available year-round by appointment, seven days a week, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM (Remember that in the summer months early mornings are best. The trail gets pretty hot after 11:30 am)
TRAIL and MUSEUM tours: Meet at the North end of the Sandia District Ranger Station.
MUSEUM-ONLY tours: Meet at the museum at the top of the road behind the Ranger Station.
Special arrangements to drive up to the museum may be made when scheduling a tour.
Guided tours of the site are offered by appointment to public, private and homeschool goups, any community groups and to the general public. A knowledgeable docent leads each tour, offering intriguing information in addition to the interpretive signs. Guided tours generally include the trail and the museum but are tailored to each group's interests and time allowance.
A $1.00 per child activity fee is requested for school groups. Donations from other groups are greatly appreciated.
Information for your comfort:
Closed, comfortable shoes are recommended.
Temperatures average around 10 degrees lower than those in Albuquerque.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible; the trail is not.
A hat, sunscreen and water are recommended, especially in the summer months.
Classroom or Senior Center Visits may be arranged at any time of year. Presentations average 45 minutes and can focus on daily life at a 14th-century pueblo or on archaeology. The docent brings a suitcase full of furs, stone tools and ancient potsherds that the children can handle.
As with site tours, classroom visits have the greatest educational value when scheduled as part of the curriculum and involve only one class at a time. After a visit is scheduled, the teacher(s) will receive a small poster of interesting facts about Tijeras Pueblo and a glossary of terms . A follow-up activity and a feedback sheet are offered to the teacher.
PRESENTATIONS are offered to community groups such as senior centers, service organizations and special interest groups. A Power Point presentation is narrated by a knowledgeable docent. Donations are greatly appreciated and are applied to our exhibits and continuing educational programs.
To arrange for a site tour or for interpretors to visit your classroom, please call
(505) 321-5077 or the front desk of the Ranger Station at (505) 281-3304