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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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Surprising informative trip to this monument!

More than just a rock...a great intro to the story of the Ancestral Puebloans that was continued when we went to Mesa Verde. a GREAT prelude to our Mesa Verde National Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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sherman, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

More than just a rock...a great intro to the story of the Ancestral Puebloans that was continued when we went to Mesa Verde. a GREAT prelude to our Mesa Verde National Park experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was on our list of things to see, while on vacation in the area. The road to get to the tour area is gravel and at times quite rough (washboard) so you need to be cautious. We chose to do the self-guided tour and not hike all the way to the top. If you plan to hike make sure... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The archeologists aren't sure why there are dwellings at the top of this steep mesa. One theory is that is was a site of astrological significance, as the moon rises between Chimney and Companion rocks every 18 years. Plan to go early in the day and take the guided tour. Our guide passed around native items she, or her grandmother,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't done our research and showed up as they were closing, at 4:30 in the afternoon. I didn't realize the were tours available to the top of the mountain, or that there are archeological findings associated with chimney rock (ancient Pueblo). Still, the Ranger was kind and very informative and we enjoyed the view from the visitor's center at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Not to be missed" by those interested in history, beautiful landscapes, and/or hiking enthusiast this National Monument features the ancient remains of an Ancestral Puebloan's village including a: Great Kiva, Pit House, Multi-Family Dwelling, and a Chacoan style Great House Pueblo. It is the northeastern-most Chacoan outlier and is one of the highest elevation Ancestral Puebloan sites at around 7590... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we just happened to be in the area for the Strawberry Full Moon and they had a special program with a local Native American playing a homemade flute, and history/stories. It was a tough trail to the top but so worth it!

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was informative and we hiked to the top. Breath-taking views throughout the tour and especially at the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here because I'm a sucker for anything Indian related. We took the two hour tour with a wonderful volunteer interpreter. Chimney Rock is a very interesting Anasazi site perched on top of a mountain. (Well I'll call it a mountain, this short overweight girl from Arkansas didn't handle the altitude very well. Ha ha. It didn't seem to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the Pagosa Springs Visitors Center and that was the first time we had heard of Chimney Rock National Monument. 20 to 30 minutes west of Pagosa Springs, you pay a $12/ adult tour fee, then follow a steep road to a parking lot to begin the tour. The upper tour is only open to guided tours, but... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and lots of history. Also has nesting for our American Eagles. Lots of wildlife in the area. Also indian ruins

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