Tours at Tippet Rise

Tippet Rise Art Center has made the difficult decision to cancel all concerts and sculpture tours this summer and to keep its trails temporarily closed to hikers and bikers to preserve the health and safety of our staff, artists, and visitors. We hope that Tippet Rise’s digital offerings can bring you meaning and beauty during these difficult times. We look forward to adding more offerings to our website throughout the summer.

Sculpture Tours

Van Tours

2020 sculpture tours have been canceled.

Sculpture tours by van visit all of the art center’s sculptures and last approximately 2.5 hours. 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, snap photos and take a closer look. Van tours are $10.00 per person and free for everyone 21 and under, all tours require reservations.

Please keep in mind:
  • Pets are not permitted at Tippet Rise.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure time.
  • 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 & Mountain Biking

Trails are temporarily closed to hikers and bikers for 2020.

Bring your own mountain bike or your hiking shoes and tour the sculptures and the land on your own. Hiking and bicycling tours are free of charge, but require reservations. Roughly 10.5 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. Helmets are required for biking at Tippet Rise.

Please keep in mind:
  • Pets are not permitted at Tippet Rise.
  • 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 Art page.