Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program at Chimney Rock

Friday, September 22, 2017

Observe the autumnal equinox amid the ancient ruins of Chimney Rock mesa. Attendees enter the National Monument in pre-dawn darkness and meet a volunteer program leader who will escort them to two special places on Chimney Rock mesa. First, an unexcavated ruin, now called the Sun Tower, offers a dramatic vantage point to watch the sun rise over a notch in the San Juan Mountains. A Stone Circle carved into the bedrock below the Great House Pueblo offers a second opportunity to see the sun rise again over the Great House Pueblo's north wall. The volunteer program leader describes several alignments at Chimney Rock and their possible importance to ancient residents.


Tues, Sept. 22
Gate open: 6:00-6:05a.m.
Actual Sunrise: approx.. 6:56a.m.
Working Sunrise: 6:45a.m.


Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program Cost: $15 per person plus a booking fee and is non-refundable


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