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Chimney Rock National Monument

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Address: San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone Number: 970-883-5359
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Activities: Hiking
Description: The most remote of the pueblo ruins in the Four Corners area

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Try to do the guided tour to get to the top of the mountain and get a 360 degree view. You can only go to the top of the mountian on the guided tour because they are trying to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Try to do the guided tour to get to the top of the mountain and get a 360 degree view. You can only go to the top of the mountian on the guided tour because they are trying to control and prevent damage to the site. This is well run. Be careful driving up the dirt road....it is narrow, twisty,... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

To be able to really see what the natives lived like, and how clever they were, going to this site is a must do! The Guides are very knowledgeable and well versed in history, facts and also in theories. A gorgeous view, especially during the Full Moon visits!

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Awesome place to visit! But very pricey. Don't bring much, but bring your wallet, a towel, bathrobe and flip flops and you'll save big!

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Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This tour was fantastic. Our children (ages 7-16) were enthralled by the information and scenery. This was a completely worthwhile tour led by people who were knowledgeable, personable and truly interested in sharing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We drove out to Chimney Rock, which is part of an Indian Reservation. After planning our day around seeing the Monument, we approached, only to find out it was closed for the season. Beautiful warm days, and yet the Monument was closed! Not a Spring Break destination!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Awesome historical site, part way between Pagosa springs and Bayfield. It's a beautiful drive to get to the turn off, I've seen herds of elk, mule deer and lots of other wildlife on the way. The history of the area is intriguing, rich, alluring and sometimes sad. I highly recommend visiting this site!

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Red Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Call ahead depending on the time of year. Super easy to find, beautiful scenery on the way! It was full of snow when we went, but we hiked to the waterfall.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We by-passed this many times, not knowing how much there was to see. All you see from the road are monumental rocks, but it's real attraction are the Puebloan ruins, and the spectacular views. Once a month, it is open at night for a full moon program - eerie and gorgeous. Seasonal opening so check website before going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There are many sites around the world showing our ancestors worship of the sun, but this is one of very few that is about the moon. Incredible views and interesting history about astroarcheology. If possible don't miss one of the monthly full moon programs. It is an incredible experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In winter, the road is closed and you have to hike 3 miles to the top of the mesa where the monument is. But it's well worth the climb when you get there, and you will usually find yourself alone among the ruins of the ancient pueblo and with spectacular views of Companion Rock and Chimney Rock.

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