Autumn Equinox Sunrise Program

Chimney Rock National Monument

Experience the sunrise from the Chacoan Great House and learn why these events were important to the Ancient Ones.There is a 3-mile drive to the trailhead and a 30/45-minute uphill hike to the Great House Pueblo in predawn darkness (trail is rocky and steep in places). This requires very good flashlights and appropriate dress. Sunrise is at 7:00 AM; the return hike down the trail is in daylight.

These are reservations-only programs, not suitable for children under 8. 

Guests must enter through the Hwy 151 entry gate during the check-in period stated below; the gate will be locked at the end of that time.

Tickets are $16 (ages 13 and up), $8 (ages 5-12), under 5 free, and are considered a non-refundable, non-transferable 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. Most programs are at full capacity, but we will accommodate walk-ins if space is available. Booking fees do not apply to walk-ins. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, rain checks will be available. For details, please call the Visitor Cabin (970-883-5359) 9:00 - 4:00 mountain time.

Program Date: Wednesday September 22: Arrive for check-in 5:15 - 5:30 AM. Tour leaves Visitor Cabin at 5:30 AM.

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