Betatakin is CLOSED for the 2019-2020 Winter Season due to limited staff and cold weather conditions in the canyon.
The park will begin offering Betatakin tours in late March or early April 2020.
The tour may be cancelleddue to staff availability and/or hazardous weather conditions. It is best to call the visitor center the day before you plan to join a guided tour to check if a tour will be offered.
Keet Seel Tours
KEET SEEL IS CLOSED FOR THE 2019 SEASON and will reopen Memorial Day Weekend 2020.
We will begin taking 2020 Keet Seel reservations in February 2020 by phone call or in person at the visitor center.
Caution: If you have hip, knee, heart, respiratory problems or recent surgery, please do not attempt any of the guided hikes.
A sign up sheet is available at the visitor center's front desk.
Tours are first come, first served and are limited to 25 people per tour.
Wear proper hiking shoes because the trails are unpaved.
Bring 2 liters of water and snacks.
Be prepared to hike in hot weather by bringing a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.
Do not attempt this hike if you have any current injuries, major surgeries and medical conditions that would affect your ability to hike.
Due to rockfall hazard in the alcove, THE BETATAKIN TOURS DO NOT ENTER THE VILLAGE. Rangers give program from a safe distance beneath the village.
8:15 A.M. Betatakin Tour: The hike uses the Tsegi Point Trail which is a strenuous 5-mile round-trip trail. Tours usually take 4 to 5 hours. The trailhead begins at 7,300 ft. elevation; loses and regains 700 feet (218 meters).
Visitors are required to drive their vehicle to the trailhead.
Aspen Trail currently closed due to rockfall
Elevation loss/gain is 700 feet (218 meters) from the visitor center to the bottom of the canyon.
ATTENTION: The 8:15am tour is subject to cancellation due to severe weather condition, natural disaster, and/or staff shortage.
Keet Seel Cliff Dwelling Tour
Keet Seel is closed for the 2019 season and will reopen Memorial Day Weekend 2020.
Keet Seel is a strenous 17 mile round trip backcountry hike.
Please note that each day is different on what is available for Keet Seel hikes. Reference the schedule below to see what is offered for certain days of the week.
Thursday-Sunday: Overnight trips and day hikes are allowed. Monday: Day hikes are allowed. No overnight trips can be booked this day. Tuesday and Wednesday: Keet Seel is closed to all hikes.
The park will begin accepting Keet Seel Permit reservations in February 2020.
Hiker(s) must attend a MANDATORY 3PM permit orientation at the visitor center the day before your scheduled hike.
Please read the Keet Seel Hiking Information (provided below), check the local weather forecast and call the visitor center for any additional information.