Life at Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock National Monument

This free, family-oriented festival is held at Chimney Rocks 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 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, and 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.
Regularly-scheduled guided tours and audio-guided tours are also available; see Summary of Fees.
Saturday July 18, 2020, 10:00 AM 0 4:00 PM.
Sunday July 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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