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Summer Solstice Sunrise Program

/Summer Solstice Sunrise Program
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Observe the summer solstice amid the ancient ruins of Chimney Rock mesa. Attendees enter the National Monument in pre-dawn darkness and meet a volunteer program leader who will escort them to two special places on Chimney Rock mesa. First, an unexcavated ruin, now called the Sun Tower, offers a dramatic vantage point to watch the sun rise over a notch in the San Juan Mountains. The volunteer program leader describes several alignments at Chimney Rock and their possible importance to ancient residents. 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.


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.