Crack-in-Rock Hike

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Hikers and staff explore remote areas of the park on the Crack in Rock overnight back packing trip.

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For a special ranger-guided backpacking experience, consider the Crack-in-the-Rock hike, offered on weekends in April and October. This trip explores fantastic rock art and pueblo architecture in an area not normally open to the public. Hikes are led by a park ranger and a subject matter expert.

This is a strenuous, 16-mile (25.7 km) cross-country overnight trip, carrying a 30-40 pound pack. Each hike is limited to 12 people; the minimum age is 10 years. The cost is $75.00 per person, and participants are selected through a lottery system.

Please call for more information: 928-679-2365


October 2015 Hike Season

We are currently taking names for the October 2015 Crack in Rock lottery.

For information on applying for a hike, please read our hike information.

To download a lottery application, please click here. Lottery applications will be accepted by mail or email until August 31, 2015.

Crack in Rock Walk

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