ACOMA PUEBLO "SKY CITY"
- Saturday, October 27 - 12:30pm–6:00pm
- Acoma Pueblo and San Esteban del Rey Mission Church
- Cost= $80
- Ticket required. Space is limited to 34 people. Sign up using the conference registration process.
- 12:15 pm - Meet in the Hyatt Regency lobby
- 12:30 pm - Bus departs from the Hyatt Regency to Acoma Pueblo
- 8:30 pm - Bus returns to the Hyatt Regency
Located one hour west of Albuquerque, Acoma Indian Pueblo "Sky City," is built upon a 70-acre mesa almost
40 stories above the canyon floor. We'll follow an Acoma Indian guide through the earthen streets as we hear
the Acoma Indians’ history and see why they maintain their ancestral home (occupied since the early 900's AD)
without electricity or modern plumbing. There will be opportunities to purchase hand-crafted and home-baked
items on the mesa top. At the visitor center, we'll enjoy the museum and gift shop. We'll travel a scenic section
of historic Routes 66 on our way back to Albuquerque.
NOTES: This is an outdoor event: the main tour is a 1.5 hour guided walking tour, so please be prepared
for hot and cool temperatures to occur within the same hour. Wear comfortable shoes, as the mesa top is
uneven rock and sand.
VISITOR ETIQUETTE from www.acomaskycity.org
Pueblo of Acoma tours are privileges granted by the Acoma Tribal Council. Therefore, your cooperation is requested
in adhering to all laws, rules and regulations of the Pueblo. Please stay with your tour guide at all times and do
not wander off the designated tour route. No smoking allowed on tour. Always stay on the path when descending on
foot from the mesa top.
Our tour will have a permit for photography taken by cameras. However, no photography is allowed inside
the Church, within the cemetery courtyard, and during feast days. Permission must be obtained prior to
photographing tribal members or their artwork. Use of tripods, go pros, video cameras, digital video cameras,
binoculars and audio recording devices is prohibited. Commercial use of a photograph depicting Acoma imagery
for personal gain (profit) is prohibited. Violators of these guidelines will have their film and/or camera
Dress Code: We encourage you to dress comfortably; however, out of respect for our religious
leaders who reside on the mesa year round, we ask that no revealing clothing be worn such as short shorts, short
skirts, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap tanks, and tank tops, etc.). The pueblo community has limited
clothing pieces available that may be borrowed at the time of your visit. If we feel that your clothing is
inappropriate, the pueblo will ask you to cover up. Thank you for your understanding and respect for the Acoma
Pueblo and its citizens.