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Chimney Rock National Monument

San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-883-5359
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: The most remote of the pueblo ruins in the Four Corners area
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Chama, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
65 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Richmond, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Yes, it is worth the visit. It opens at 9 a.m, first tour at 9:30. In order to see any ruins, you pay the same $12 fee (no discounts). For the same $12, you can have guided tours to the Kiva and to the Great House; guided tour to the Kiva; or self-guide the Kiva. The best option is to... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your recent visit. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon! Also, thank you for the references for additional information on Chimney Rock! More

North Vernon, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This park is loaded with history. Great place to go if you are looking for something different and historical. The guides are very good and knowledgeable. This is a walking park with gravel roads. Take water and head gear with you.

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Osceola, AR
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Chimney Rock is not for its scenic beauty or unusual setting.. it's a monument to the ancient natives (Anasazi) that lived here 200 years before those of Mesa Verde. Chimney Rock and its neighbor (approp. named "Companion Rock") were used for lunar and astrological study and following by the ancient Puebloans) who used these findings to determine when to plant... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a small national monument staffed by volunteers. You pay for a guided tour of the upper encampment and can do a self guided tour of the lower one. You cannot access the upper one without a guide. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgable. You pay at the information booth and then are allowed to drive to the upper... More

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