Last Chance Module Array – Last Chance, Colorado - Atlas Obscura

Last Chance Module Array

Last Chance, Colorado

Winter and summer solstice aligned sculpture in the middle of nowhere. 


The Last Chance Module Array was an art project created by M12 Studios in 2015. This is how M12 Studio describes it: “Alone in the landscape, it appears newly built or, just as easily, to have always been there, disintegrating over decades.”

The installation is designed to align with the horizon, and lines up perfectly with the rising and setting sun during the summer and winter solstices. M12 studios states that the “design of the structures is expressive of farm and prairie architecture like barns and other farm structures.”

Even when it isn’t the solstice it is a beautiful sculpture in the middle of nowhere. There is no sign or even a path to get to the sculpture, but you can see it on the east side of the street. You’ll need to walk up a small hill and then through grasslands to get to the sculpture.

There is very little else around in Last Chance, Colorado, so there’s a part of this whole adventure that feels like one has come upon this hidden art creation that no one else knows about. 

Know Before You Go

From Denver take I-70 to Byers, CO, make a left onto 36 and stay on that until you reach the four-way-stop in Last Chance. From there take a right and two miles down, on your left, will be the exhibit (39.712378, -103.591715 — this is the exact location).

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