Summer Solstice 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 will be a tour of the upper and lower Chimney Rock site following the sunrise. This program involves an uphill hike (trail is rocky and steep in places) to the Great House in predawn darkness. This requires very good flashlights and appropriate dress. The gate will open at 4:00 AM and will be locked at 4:30 AM. There is a 3-mile drive to the trailheads and a 30/45-minute walk to the Great House. Sunrise is at 5:48 AM. These are reservations-only programs, not suitable for children under 8. The fee is $16.00 (age 13 and up) and $8.00 (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. 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.

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