Watch the Full Moon rise at the ancient surroundings of Chimney Rock Archaeological Area Saturday, June 26, while listening to soothing Native American flute melodies played by Charles Martinez.
While awaiting the moon’s arrival near the Great House Pueblo site, visitors will learn about the Ancestral Puebloans, the archaeological relationship of Chimney Rock to Chaco Canyon, and archaeo-astronomy theories. Reservations are required. Tickets are $15 for this two-hour program designed for folks 12 years and older. Add $5 for an early tour of the lower area (Great Kiva Trail Loop), which starts at 6:30 p.m.
The gate will be open from 7:15 to 8 p.m. The program begins at 8:30 and the moon will rise at approximately 8:58. The moon will not be rising between the twin spires.
Bring flashlights, water (also for sale at the cabin), cushions, and blankets or coats.
For tickets, call the visitor cabin at 883-5359, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
The Full Moon Program is sponsored by The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, and the Pagosa Ranger District.