Saturday, July 4 2020

Geology Tour @ Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Park Entrance, Colorado 151
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

This 1.5 hour guided tour explores local geology and its relationship to the daily lives of the ancestral Puebloans who lived at Chimney Rock.  Rock types impact structures, pottery, tools, and soil productivity; geologic processes determine the landscape, and, at Chimney Rock, play a central role in climate.  The relationship between the pillars and the South San Juan Mountains in terms of astronomical observations will be considered.

8:20 am-10:00 am

No prior knowledge of geology is assumed.

The hike up to the Chacoan Great House may be difficult for some in terms of the steep gradient, uneven footing, and elevation. 

These are reservations-only programs. The fee is $16.00 for adults and $8.00 for ages 5-12, and is considered a non-refundable donation. A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center. Making a reservation through the call center or website is the only way to guarantee a spot on this tour.

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