Sculpture Tours at Tippet Rise

Placed atop knolls and nestled into valleys across the art center’s 10,260 acres, our sculptures can be toured by carbon-neutral electric van, by bicycle and on foot.

Van Tours

Tours by carbon-neutral electric van

Two van tour options are available this season: the full tour, which visits all of the art center’s sculptures and lasts approximately 2.5 hours, and the half tour, which visits a pre-selected route and number of sculptures and lasts approximately 75 minutes. The van will stop at each sculpture. All sculptures are visible from the van; however, guests are welcome to walk to the sculptures to stretch their legs, shoot photos and take a closer look. Van tours are free of charge, but require reservations, which are available here.

Please keep in mind:
  • Distances from the van to the sculptures require a walk of up to 100 yards on unpaved terrain. Please wear footwear suitable for walking.
  • The weather can change quickly at Tippet Rise. Please dress for the outdoors and please consider wearing sun protection.
  • Please bring water or a water bottle, which you can fill in the Visitor Center. You are welcome to bring snacks. For more information, including a packing list, please see the FAQs section of our Visit page.

Hiking & Bicycling

Tour the sculptures by foot or by bicycle

Bring your bike or your hiking shoes and tour the sculptures and the land on your own. Roughly 7 miles of trails and 13 miles of gravel road connect the sculptures at Tippet Rise. Distances between each sculpture vary from .5 mile to 3 miles on hilly terrain with very steep grades. Hiking and bicycling tours are free of charge, but require reservations.

Please keep in mind:
  • The Art Center Maps on the Visit page will help you plan your trek and customize your tour.
  • We recommend a mountain bike or any bicycle suitable for rough, gravel roads.
  • Please bring a helmet. All cyclists are required to wear a helmet.
  • Please stay on designated trails and roads.
  • The weather can change quickly at Tippet Rise. Please dress for the outdoors and please consider wearing sun protection.
  • Bring snacks and water or a water bottle, which you can fill in the Visitor Center.
  • Please be aware of your surroundings and alert to changing weather. Tippet Rise is a working ranch and you may encounter sheep, cattle and herd dogs. Please do not approach or feed any of the animals or wildlife you may encounter.
  • For more information, including a packing list, please see the FAQs section of our Visit page.

To plan your visit to Tippet Rise and for directions to the art center, please see our Visit page. To learn more about our sculpture collection and the artists behind them, visit the Artwork page.