• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

    There is no public access.

  • Reservations required to attend equinox sunrise program

    To attend the equinox sunrise program on Monday, September 22 call the visitor center at 505-786-7014. Program will be limited to 100 participants.

Event Details

  • 03/20/2014

    Location: Casa Rinconada | Map Time: 7:00 AM Fee Information: Free with paid entrance fee Contact Name: Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 505-786-7014

Observation of the sun and night sky was an important part of life for ancient Chacoans. They incorporated solar alignments into their architecture and found alignments in the natural landscape. Join us to watch one such alignment at Casa Rinconada,
the largest great kiva ever excavated. Park gates will open at 6:00am, 
the program begins at 7:00am, and the sun rises at 7:15am.