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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Red Springs, North Carolina
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Red Springs, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Chama, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wow what a historic site. What a guided hike. I did not think I could make due to altitude and trail. The guide was awesome and made sure the hike to the top was special. He assured me no one had been airlifted and he was right. I will go back again and again.

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Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

$12 per person, we took the self guided lower tour, then the guided upper tour. Tour guide Susan was very knowledgeable and the views were most excellent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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228 reviews 228 reviews
75 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Established September 21, 2012, Chimney Rock is one of our newest National Monuments. There is not an entrance fee for the monument however there is a tour fee of $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 5 to 16. You can take one or both tours; the $12/$5 fee covers one or both. National Parks Annual passes do not waive... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Since this was a national monument, we expected the interagency pass to be accepted so we could do the self-guided tour. This was not so. The people at the entrance insisted that it would cost $12 USD per person to go up the mountain. This was annoying since we have seen Mesa Verde and other areas so the self-guided tour... More 

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Danyelle L, Manager at Chimney Rock National Monument, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your visit to Chimney Rock and we are sorry if there tour fee caused any inconvenience to you and your family. Since we are not part of the National Park Service it can be confusing for the public. We at Chimney Rock Interpretive Association strive to make each visit special and a positive experience. We hope... More 

Cedar Hill, TN
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Put your hiking shoes on and get ready for a thrilling..on the edge walk up the ridge of the mountain! First you gather at the bottom for your tourguide, then everyone gets in their cars to drive 3mi. You tour the bottom half first...look for the little fat squirrel....too cute. From ther you do the second half of the tour... More 

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Danyelle L, Manager at Chimney Rock National Monument, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear about the wonderful time you had at Chimney Rock National Monument! Please consider visiting us again for that sunrise! More 

Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great experience and informational. Spend the money and have a guide take you along the routes. Not for young children. Great place to learn how the Native Americans lived and communicated with other tribes (up to 100 miles away).

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Danyelle L, Manager at Chimney Rock National Monument, responded to this review

Thank you for recent visit and review. We hope you visit us again next season! More 

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