Life at Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock National Monument Tours

This free, family-oriented festival is held at Chimney Rock's Visitor Center area. Step back in time as volunteers and artisans demonstrate ancient tools and crafts. Visitors may make a pot, throw a spear using the atlatl (a type of spear-throwing device), pound yucca leaves to release their fibers, carve their own petroglyph, grind corn with a mano and metate, watch a volunteer spin dog hair using a drop spindle, see an expert flint knapper create hand tools, or learn how Native Americans make flutes.  

The festival is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes Native American arts and crafts for sale. 

This special event does not require reservations and does not have a limit to number of people. 

FREE self-guided tours of the archaeological sites will also be available during this one-day community event. 

Saturday June 1, 2023, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday June 2, 2023, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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