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Vail  

Sundial 599
State/Province:  Arizona Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Good
Latitude:   32° 03.0' N Longitude:   110° 38.1' W
Location:
  • Colossal Cave Mountain Park
    La Posta Quemada Ranch HQ.
    Butterfly Garden
    16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
    Vail, AZ 85641
 
Description:
  • A brass and concrete analemmatic dial set in the Butterfly Garden at Colossal Cave Mountain Park at 3415 feet elevation. The dial is 21 feet E-W across the hour markers. A hand-held rod gnomon 143 inches long includes a bubble level for positioning. There is a modest park use fee to view this dial.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Colossal Cave Mountain Park
  • Designer: Tom Bredlow
  • Builder: Tom Bredlow and Heydon Building Systems
  • Construction Date: 2-Apr