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Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program

/Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program
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Watch the sun rise over the San Juans this first day of autumn, and discuss how the ancients may have lived, and why they celebrated the equinoxes. This 2-3 hour event begins at the Sun Tower, a place not visited on our regular tours, and concludes at the Stone Basin providing two viewing locations. Guests must enter the Hwy 151 entry gate during the check-in period below; the gate will be locked at the end of this time. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Tickets are $15.00 plus booking fee, and are non-refundable.

Program Date:
Friday Sept. 23, 2016:
Arrive for check-in 6:00am to 6:05am (entry gate will be locked at 6:05am). Sunrise is at approximately 6:56am.

Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 0.5 miles
  • Number of Steps: 0
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Easy

There’s more to learn at Chimney Rock National Monument beyond the daily tours.  The interpretive program at Chimney Rock includes opportunities to see the site in a different light and to enjoy the different facets of the site.  Ticket fees for special programs are considered a non-refundable donation. Programs often sell out. A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center. Making a reservation through the website or the call center is the only way to guarantee a spot on this tour. Most programs are at full capacity prior to the event but we will accommodate walk-ins if space is available. Booking fees do not apply to walk-ins.

You can book our monthly programs online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.