Puye Cliff Dwellings

A place between earth and sky.


Tour Hours

Summer Season
April - September
Gates open at 8:30am
Tours start at 9 am and continue on the hour until 5 pm.
Gates close at 6 pm

Winter Season
October - April
Gates open at 8:30 am
Tours start at 9 am and continue on the hour until 2 pm.
Gates close at 3 pm

Closures change annually but please note that Puye Cliffs is closed the week before Easter; June 13; August 12; and for the Christmas holiday.
Check our calendar for updates.

Puye Cliffs Welcome Center

Stop in before you head up to the scenery! In addition to purchasing tour tickets, you can buy a light meal, top off the tank, grab extra snacks & a newspaper, and shop for Santa Clara Pueblo souvenirs.

Please allow 15 minutes from the Welcome Center to drive to the site for your tour.

Additional Tour Information

Puye Cliffs tours are available 7 days a week as weather permits.

Closures will be posted on our website home page or calendar.

Discounts for children and seniors are available for each tour. Puye Cliffs also offers group & school tours and rates.

Motorcycles are not allowed in the area or on the Puye Cliffs Scenic Byway. No pets, please.

Personal photography is allowed.

Puye Cliffs Scenic Byway

Enjoy your drive along the seven-mile byway featuring expansive views of the Santa Clara Native Americans' historic areas as well as northern New Mexico's landscapes and natural wonders.

Puye Cliff Dwellings Tours

Puye Cliffs offers special tours that will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of this deeply spiritual attraction in northern New Mexico.

Tickets may be purchased at the Puye Cliff Dwellings Site or the Puye Cliffs Welcome Center ( the Valero gas station ).

Harvey House

$7.00 for adults / $5 for seniors 55+ and children 14 & under

In the early 20th Century, Fred Harvey built a bed & breakfast below the Puye Cliffs. The remaining structure became our interpretive center and gift shop. Access the site, take pictures and view the Pueblo ruins from ground level!

Cliff Side Tour

$20.00 for adults / $18 for seniors 55+ and children 14 & under

Please allow for 1 hour; the Cliff Side Tour includes portions of unpaved area

Follow your guide along a steep paved trail from the Harvey House to a level of dwellings and ruins on the face of the cliff. Includes access to the Harvey House.

Mesa Top Tour

$20.00 for adults / $18 for seniors 55+ and children 14 & under

Please allow for 1 hour

Ride to the top of the mesa, where you will view and discuss how our ancestral Tewa people used to live hundreds of years ago. Includes access to the Harvey House. Van tours are also available.

Puye Adventure Tour

$35.00 for adults / $33 for seniors 55+ and children 14 & under

Please allow for 2 1/2 hours

Treat yourself to the complete Puye experience including the Cliff Side, Mesa Top and Harvey House tours.