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Reservations now open for tours of Tippet Rise!

April 12, 2023

We are excited to welcome guests back for tours of Tippet Rise beginning June 16! Registration is now open for hiking and biking, sculpture van tours, and our latest offering – Cottonwood Campus self-guided tours.

Reservations are required for all visitors to the art center. Self-guided hiking, biking, and Cottonwood Campus tours are free to everyone, and sculpture van tours are $10 per person, free to anyone 21 and under.

Hiking and Biking
Bring your hiking boots, running shoes, or mountain bike and travel the land via fifteen miles of single-track trail that gain as much as 2,000 vertical feet. Between the hills, bowls, crags, canyons, and monumental sculptures, the experience is physically demanding yet rewarding, leading to encounters with works by Ensamble Studio, Mark di Suvero, Stephen Talasnik, and more.

Visit our Hiking & Biking page for a map and detailed information about the trails, from the shorter Gnomon trail, with options to hike or bike one, three, or five miles, to the moderate to difficult Meridian, Azimuth, Andesite, and Ecliptic Loop trails. Here you will also find the latest information on what you should bring (your mountain bike or e-bike, biking helmet, rain jacket) and items we ask you to leave at home (your furry friend, drone, etc.).

Reservations tend to fill up quickly, but this year we will add new hiking and biking reservations to the website on a weekly basis beginning the week of June 12, to accommodate those who may not yet know their summer schedules. We also kindly ask that you make your reservations only for the dates that you plan to visit the art center and for the exact number of people in your party, so that we can accommodate as many guests as possible. Additionally, if your plans change and you cannot make it to Tippet Rise, please contact us at as early as possible so we can open those spots to other guests.

Cottonwood Campus Self-Guided Tours
For those who are interested in taking in the scenery and art at a more leisurely pace, this year we are offering a new Cottonwood Campus self-guided tour option. Featuring gentle trails that wind through our main campus, visitors can experience works by Francis Kéré, Patrick Dougherty, Ai Weiwei, Alexander Calder, and later this summer – a new artwork, Trilogy, by Louise Nevelson. Additional artworks by Marie Watt, Mark di Suvero, and Stephen Talasnik are also on view in the Olivier Music Barn.

Please note, trails and artworks located within the Cottonwood Campus are accessible to all visitors of Tippet Rise, and do not require a separate reservation if you are already scheduled for an alternative Tippet Rise experience.

Sculpture Van Tours
Sculpture van tours last approximately 2.5 hours, with stops at six of the monumental sculptures sited across the ranch, including the Beartooth Portal, the Domo, and the Inverted Portal by Ensamble Studio; Satellite #5: Pioneer by Stephen Talasnik; and Proverb and Beethoven’s Quartet by Mark di Suvero. All sculptures are visible from the van; however, guests are welcome to walk to the sculptures at each stop to get a closer look and take photos.

Dining at Tippet Rise
We are thrilled to welcome back our two culinary partners from last year, who will be selling their delicious creations out of Will’s Shed. From June 16 through August 13, the Red Lodge-based Samurai Sue’s Everyday Foods will offer an assortment of to-go style sandwiches, bowls, snacks, and drinks that can be enjoyed indoors or out on the trails. During the concert season, August 18 through September 17, lunch and dinner on Fridays, and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, will be available for purchase from our culinary partner and two-time James Beard nominated PREROGATIvE Kitchen . As always, guests are also welcome to bring their own provisions.

We hope to see you this summer at the art center!