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Chimney Rock National Monument

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Address: 3179 State HWY 151, Pagosa Springs, CO 81121
Phone Number: +1 970-883-5359
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The most remote of the pueblo ruins in the Four Corners area

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Should be on your bucket list!

We took take a wide unplanned detour off the interstate to see this, -- my grade school history lessons kicked into gear when I realized we were in the area. .As with most fabled... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took take a wide unplanned detour off the interstate to see this, -- my grade school history lessons kicked into gear when I realized we were in the area. .As with most fabled sites, Chimney Rock itself was less imposing than I imagined however, that does not lessen the wonder of it. The visitors center was set to close... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history and this is an excellent example of the native American civilization. The workmanship was outstanding and the effort to move from the top to the bottom on a daily basis was inspiring.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will see this often as you drive up and down the main roads, calling to you to check it out. It's worth the visit. It's a combination drive and hike spot, with guided tours available. Dogs are not allowed in but they do have kennels down below at the registration where your pet can stay while you visit. The... More 

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Angers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the road is closed, you have to climb up the gravel road, which is a bit tiring, but at the top, you are rewarded with a great view over the two chimneys

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We only drove by this wonder of nature but it is a very beautiful sight. You can see it from a long way. It is on Highway 151 between Durango and Pagosa Springs.

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ellijay, ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the national monument was closed (I don't know if it was for the season or not), but that didn't stop you from being able to see the geographic feature.

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Be sure to take the guided tour. So much history here. Pre-concieved ideas went right out the window. Don't skip the gift shop. More local history. The monument does close for the season at the end of September.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Tom shared with us a detailed and fun presentation of the archeological and social history of this incredible site at the 11am 9/27 tour.. we also attended the sept 30 night sky star gazing hosted by the san juan star gazers organization that was stupendous. John, who lead the presentation of astronomers (8 or more), was knowledgeable and entertaining. thank... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We got here too late for visiting the ruins, but perfectly timed for the night sky archaeoastronomy program. We missed the signup but were able to join. With several speakers giving background of the chimney rock as well as the stars and planets while it was still light, we felt well informed. Then we drove to the upper parking lot... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Pleasantly surprised by the value of this visit. Very informative. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The hike up to the monument was amazing. Tour was an hour longer than anticipated (which was not a problem for us). Very pleased we made a last minute decision to stop here.

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