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Full Moon Program at Chimney Rock Sept. 12

Chimney Rock Archaeological Area will host the final Full Moon Program of the season on Monday, Sept. 12.

The program includes hiking up to the Great House Pueblo just before sunset and then a presentation on the archaeoastronomy of the site will be given as the full moon rises over the San Juan Mountains. Live flute music by Native American Artist Charles Martinez will accompany the presentation.

The gate along Colo. 151 will be open from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 and the moonrise is at approximately 7:13.

Tickets are $15 for this two-hour program designed for folks 12 years and older. Reservations are required. In addition to the Full Moon Program, a guided tour of the Great Kiva Trail will be offered at 4:45 p.m. for an additional $5.

Persons attending the Full Moon Program should come prepared with a good working flashlight, warm clothing, and a blanket or ground cloth to sit on (no folding chairs please).

Chimney Rock Archaeological Area is located 17 miles west of Pagosa Springs and three miles south on Colo. 151. 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 and the San Juan National Forest.

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