Start: June 22, 2022
4:30 am
End: June 22, 2022
6:45 am

Event Venue

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Following the sunrise, depart the Great House on your own or join your guide for an interpreted hike with fascinating information about the importance this location is thought to have had for the people who lived here a thousand years ago.  Bring a flashlight/headlamp as well as a light jacket and your camera if you’d like.  The hike up to the Great House occurs in the half-light and coolness of pre-dawn. The ¼-mile trail is rough, steep and rocky in places, and has sheer drop-offs alongside, so we encourage you to pack your equipment on your back.


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. These are reservations-only programs, not suitable for children under 8. The fee is $16.00/adult and $8/child (ages 5-12) and is considered a non-refundable donation. A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center. Making a reservation through the call center or website 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.  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 to 4:00 Mountain Time.

Reservations strongly recommended. Limited space. Walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • June 20, 21 & 22
  • Arrive for check-in 4:30am-4:45am. (Gate will be locked at 4:45am.)
  • Program begins at 4:45am and ends at 6:45am. 
  • Sunrise is at approximately 5:48am.
Fees & Tickets
Kids 5-12