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Chimney Rock National Monument

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Address: 3179 State HWY 151, Pagosa Springs, CO 81121
Phone Number: 970-883-5359
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The most remote of the pueblo ruins in the Four Corners area

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Took the family to an event at Chimney Rock. I was unsure what to expect. The family was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful activities for children. They actually learned about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robert G
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Tucson, Arizona
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by Chimney Rock National Monument during a special event and promotion by the National Forest Service. There were a dozen arts and crafts booths, plus a large area for children to make their own arts and crafts. Unfortunately the guided tours were full so we were not able to go up to the rock; however, the rangers at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the family to an event at Chimney Rock. I was unsure what to expect. The family was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful activities for children. They actually learned about ancient Indian tribes in the area through hands on activities.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went early to take the guided tour before the July heat kicked in and had a great time. Our guide, Pat, really knew his stuff and gave lots of fascinating insights regarding the history of the region. The whole staff was very friendly and helpful. This is a great spot to visit when you're near Poncha Springs

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the National Monument on Saturday the week-end of their Indian Festival. The tour up toward the rock is very informative, first half is easy to walk and the second half has a bit of a challenge with loose gravel. Our tour guide, Susan was WONDERFUL! So friendly, carried many great explanation pages for all of us to view... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped to get a stamp in the passport book and we went away with several pictures. Great stop, cool rock shape.

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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have driven past this monument many times, This trip we made it a point to visit. I regret not having stopped earlier. Our docent was on his first solo trip, but he knew his material. The archaeo-astronomy associated with Chimney rocks is fascinating. The labor to build it was unbelievable. The breath, depth, and cohesiviness of the chacoan culture... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose to do the self guided audio tour--takes about an hour, very informative, walk was beautiful and an excallent history lesson--nice stop on what to Durango!!

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Centennial
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chimney Rock National Monument outside of Pagosa Springs, CO is an outlyer of the Chaco Canyon dwellers. It's the northern most settlement. We took the Ranger guided tour, well worth the $12. There is also a self guided audio tour available. If you have any interest in the history of the Four Corners area, the Chaco people, the Anastazi of... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come early as closes around 3-4. Offers tours and a little gift shop. You can go by yourself but do recommend the tour. Only gave it 4 stars as the last tour is at 1 or so and is only one of two tours.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only did the short self guided tour. Too hot to take on the 2.5 hour trek for us, but we did do the self guided short tour. Same price whether you do short or long tour. That seemed expensive, but we made our donation to the cause. Volunteers were GREAT! Every person we talked to was kind, friendly, and... More 

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