Summer Sunrise Program at Chimney Rock

Friday, September 22, 2017

Attendees rise early and watch the sun rise from two special places at Chimney Rock. First, a site named the Sun Tower (not on the daily walking tour) offers one vantage point to watch the sunrise over a notch in the San Juan Mountains. The volunteer program leader describes several alignments at Chimney Rock and their possible importance to ancient residents. 


2018 DATES and TIMES:


Summer Solstice: Thursday, June 21

Gate open: 5:00 – 5:05 AM Actual sunrise: approx. 5:48 AM


Summer Sunrise: Wednesday, July 25

Gate open: 5:15 – 5:20 AM Actual sunrise: approx.. 6:07 AM


Summer Sunrise: Wednesday, August 22

Gate open: 5:45-5:50 AM Actual sunrise: approx.. 6:31 AM


Autumnal Equinox: Saturday, Sept. 22

Gate open: 6:00 – 6:05 AM Actual sunrise: approx. 6:56 AM

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