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Full Moon Program 2017-01-20T20:38:49+00:00

FULL MOON PROGRAM

The Full Moon Program occurs against the backdrop of the Great House Pueblo at the top of Chimney Rock Mesa. The program includes an informative lecture on topics specific to the Chimney Rock site, such as the Ancestral Puebloan culture, archaeoastronomy theories, or area geology.  Then, guests watch the full moon rise to the music of Charles Martinez’ Native American flute. (This moon-rise does not occur between the spires.) You’ll be torn between looking west to see the spectacular sunset and focusing on the eastern mountain range to see the first sliver of moon. The program lasts approximately three hours including check-in, driving to the mesa top (2.5 miles up a winding dirt road with 20-mph speed limit – allow 15 minutes each way), and hiking to the Great House Pueblo. The quarter-mile trail to the Great House Pueblo has a 200-foot gain in elevation and exposure to heights and steep drop-offs.  Please keep in mind that the lecture before the moon rises is 20-30 minutes in length, and the hike back down the high mesa occurs after dark. Parents are asked to closely supervise their children for the safety of all attendees. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up. Guests must enter through the Hwy 151 entry gate during the check-in period stated below; the gate will be locked at the end of that time. Tickets are $15 plus a booking fee and are non-refundable. 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 – 4:30 Mountain Time (May15-Sept.30.)

EARLY TOUR FULL MOON PACKAGE

This combination package begins at the upper parking lot with a one-hour guided tour of the one-third-mile paved Great Kiva Trail loop. The beautiful mountain views on this easy trail will lead you to a 44-foot diameter excavated Great Kiva, probably a community gathering place for those who lived at the site 1,000 years ago. Also on this trail is an excavated pit house, a typical home of the ancient Puebloans. Volunteers will then light the Pueblo Trail to the Great House Pueblo at the mesa top for the Full Moon program before the twin spires.  Tickets are $20.00 plus booking fee and are non-refundable.

FULL MOON PROGRAM DATES

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH

PROGRAM STARTS AT 8:00PM

Guests must arrive between 6:45pm-7:30pm.

Early tour is at 6:30.  Guests must arrive between 6:00pm-6:15pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH

PROGRAM STARTS AT 7:30PM

Guests must arrive between 6:15pm-7:00pm.

Early tour is at 6:00pm.  Guests must arrive between 5:30-5:45pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH

PROGRAM STARTS AT 7:30PM

Guests must arrive between 6:15pm-7:00pm.

The early tour starts at 6:00pm.  Guests must arrive between 5:30pm-5:45pm.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH

PROGRAM STARTS AT 7:15PM

Guests must arrive between 6:00pm-6:45pm.

The early tour starts at 5:45pm.  Guests must arrive between 5:15pm-5:30pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

PROGRAM STARTS AT 6:30PM

Guest must arrive between 5:15pm-6:00pm.

The early tour starts at 5:00pm.  Guests must arrive between 4:30pm-4:45pm.