Summer Solstice Sunrise Program

Chimney Rock National Monument Tours

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 5:48 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. 

Program dates: Tuesday, June 20; Wednesday, June 21; Thursday, June 22: Arrive for check-in 4:30 AM. Tour begins at 4:45 AM.

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