Take a tour of Jeffers Petroglyphs to see and learn about the ancient carvings and the surrounding prairie.

Self-guided tours

Explore the rock face at your own pace as you make your way along a designated path. Staff will be stationed at several locations and will point out carvings and share historical and archeological information along with insight from Native American elders. Reservations are not necessary and visitors can arrive any time during open hours. Visitor guide (PDF)

An evening look at the carvings

Take off your shoes and explore the rock face in the evening when the lighting is best to view the carvings. During this time, visitors will be able to do a self-guided exploration of the petroglyphs and see carvings not visible from the regular path. An extensive conservation project identified an additional 3,000 petroglyphs, which until recently were covered in lichen.

Visitors can explore the rock face during the following times, and should be prepared to walk barefoot or in socks on uneven surfaces.

  • June 1 – July 31, 2022: Anytime between 5:00 pm–8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
  • August 1 – September 4, 2022: Anytime between 5:00 pm–7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
  • Saturdays, September 10, 17, 24: Anytime between 5:00 pm–7:00 pm.