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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Brenda C
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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usa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
79 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 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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