Please, respect the Puye Staff and Tour Guides. All of our Team Members are direct decedents of the people that once occupied Puye. We strive to provide the best quality and experience to all of our guests that visit Puye Cliff Dwellings
Before going on a tour please be prepared to bring your own water. Our gift shop does sell bottled water and other refreshments. Depending on the time of the year, please dress appropriately for your tour. Tours require some mild walking, mild hiking, and depending on your tour selection- minimal climbing. During the summer months the area and site does experience very hot day, we can have days were the temperature goes into the 100’s. During our winter hours we do get some heavy snow fall and can delay tours or cause us to close. Being that we are located in a unique location we do experience cold mountain breezes. Only access to the mesa top will be in our shuttle service. No vehicles are allowed to drive to the mesa top.
Our tour guides work hard to prepare for tour groups and your visit. Please we ask to not distract your guide when he/she is presenting on the history or answering questions. Our guides want to ensure all of our guest get to hear and obtain the history of the site. They have also the responsibility to assist guests in tricky areas (ladders, natural stair wells, or dips in the mesa) to prevent falls and injuries. If children are in a tour group, parents/guardians are responsible for watching over their children, not the tour guide. Our Tour guide(s) top priority is the safety of all guests, as well as his/hers own safety.
Our Tour guides are happy to share and answer any other questions that you have after he/she is done presenting the information. Please do not take it personally if our tour guide(s) do not disclose certain information. Some ceremonial practices, rituals, or common practices of the Pueblo are not allowed to be disclosed. Puye does allow guest to enter some areas where traditional ceremonies were performed (with guide only). We do ask guests not disturb or vandalize anything in those respected areas.