Moonlight Melodies Program
September 11 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
One event on July 10, 2022 at 6:45 pm
One event on August 13, 2022 at 6:45 pm
One event on September 11, 2022 at 6:45 pm
The Moonlight Melody program takes place in the amphitheater area, with an amazing view of the pinnacles above. The program will begin with a relaxing walk up the 1/4-mile nature trail above the amphitheater, providing an experience of the natural environment along with beautiful views of the pinnacles.
Upon returning to the amphitheater, the program resumes with an informative lecture on topics specific to the Chimney Rock site such as a discussion of the ancestral Puebloan culture, archaeoastronomy theories, the Major Lunar Standstill, area geology, etc. As the moonlight increases and evening falls, you will be treated to the haunting melodies of a native American flute played by our own Charles Martinez. Gaze in wonder as the moon rises as it did over 1000 years ago when the ancestral Puebloans called Chimney Rock home.
This program lasts approximately 2.5 hours including check-in, trail walk, lecture and moon rise musical performance. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up. Guests must enter through the Hwy 151 entry gate during check-in period stated below; the gate will be locked at the end of that time. Tickets are $16.00 (age 13 and up) and $8.00 (ages 5-12) plus a booking fee and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, rain checks will be available. Reservations strongly recommended. Limited space. Walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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 $20 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.)
- Arrive for check-in & drive-plus-hike to program location at 6:45pm.
- Program begins at 7:15pm.
- $16/adult and & $8/child (ages (5-12) and are considered a non-refundable donation.
- A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center.
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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.