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Chimney Rock National Monument

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Address: 3179 State HWY 151, Pagosa Springs, CO 81121
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+1 970-883-5359

The most remote of the pueblo ruins in the Four Corners area

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not for little children

A fascinating place with a tremedous history , tho visitors should understand that it is a lil hike up the hill, and often you must wait for a ranger escort, so on hot days , its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating place with a tremedous history , tho visitors should understand that it is a lil hike up the hill, and often you must wait for a ranger escort, so on hot days , its not a great idea for children, staff is great and adults and older children will lov it

Thank magoman42
Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During December the park is actually closed, but that didn't stop my wife and I from stopping in front of the local taxidermy shop and taking pictures of Chimney Rock from there. It's a beautiful monument!

Thank graydfw
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 23 November 2016

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.

Thank Sammy P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Thank Doug B
Angers, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

Thank chrisvalgo
Copperas Cove, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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.

Thank tbone59
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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.

Thank Teresa R
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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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