Rules and Regulations

Tumamoc Hill is an active study site and ecological reserve of the University of Arizona. You are invited to walk the Hill every day from 4 am to 10 pm. You are required to stay on the paved road and within the overlook areas noted by perimeter cables. There are no exceptions to this.

For University police assistance, please dial UAPD at (520) 621-8273 or for emergencies dial 911 (please let 911 dispatcher know you are on UA Tumamoc hill)

 Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Firearms are prohibited on all University of Arizona facilities. 
  • Do not bring pets on to the reserve.
  • Stay on the paved road and please do not wander into the ecology reserve—this includes the top of the Hill.
  • Do not go beyond the fence or cables—this is a sensitive archaeological and cultural area.
  • Please step to the side when vehicles approach.
  • Please bring a refillable water bottle—a refill station has been provided for your use.
  • Please use the garbage and recycling containers at the midpoint of the Hill to dispose of any unwanted items. Please help us maintain the health of the Hill by picking up other people’s garbage.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited. Please extinguish cigarettes or any other burning object prior to entering the site.
  • For the consideration of others and the wildlife, please do not listen to amplified music or sound.
  • Bicycles and skate boards are not permitted on the Hill. For the safety and pleasure of everyone using the hill, secure your bicycle at the bicycle rack at the entrance and please leave skate boards and all skates at home. 
  • Please help protect the plants and animals of the hill by not handling, harming, or removing them from their natural setting.
  • Do not bring any plant material or animals on to the hill.
  • Drone use needs to follow University of Arizona Regulations and is not permitted unless approval of a drone request form is received. Please see Risk Management's Drone Approval Request page for more information.

Interested in Conducting Research? 

If you are interested in conducting research on Tumamoc Hill, you will need to fill out and submit this research permit proposal.