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Chimney Rock National Monument

3179 State HWY 151, Pagosa Springs, CO 81121
+1 970-883-5359
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No free access to National Monument w/National Park Pass

You have to take a guided tour and pay for that or the ranger explained to drive up and do a self... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Make Sure to get Regular Tour

Overall it was average. I only got to see a portion of the ruins because the tours were over for... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Allison R
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The most remote of the pueblo ruins in the Four Corners area
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
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3179 State HWY 151, Pagosa Springs, CO 81121
+1 970-883-5359
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You have to take a guided tour and pay for that or the ranger explained to drive up and do a self guided tour we still had to buy a guided tour ticket. Or we could park at the gate for free and hike 4...More

Thank reid2472017
Danyelle L, Manager at Chimney Rock National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We so sorry that you had a negative experience at the monument. We (Chimney Rock Interpretive Association) are a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Forest Service to run the interpretive tours at Chimney Rock. It can get very confusing explaining the fees...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Overall it was average. I only got to see a portion of the ruins because the tours were over for the day. Make sure if you go you schedule something other than the audio tour. There are two different areas you can tour. One has...More

Thank Allison R
Danyelle L, Director at Chimney Rock National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback Allison. We hope you can visit us again for the full tour! FYI..... both the audio self guided tour and the 2 hour tour of the lower and upper trail are $12 for adults and $5 for children. All tours...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

I've visited this site more than 30 years ago and it was really informative. It is easy to get too and rather easy to walk the paths. We were too early this year to get to tour the site but will certainly try again when...More

Thank marygM6129SX
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Even though Chimney Rock National Monument was closed, we were able to take a hike in the park. My wife and a friend were able to hike to the top of the viewing area. They said the hike, views, and displays were fantastic. While I...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This was an unusual evening complete with Native American flute music. I highly recommend this on a full moon evening.

Thank Katnis2012
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank magoman42
Reviewed 2 January 2017 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
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,...More

1  Thank casabuenainvestments
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.

1  Thank Sammy P
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...More

1  Thank Doug B
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Where can we pickup the shuttle to the LINQ, from the Airport?
4 July 2015|
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Response from Ralph B | Reviewed this property |
The Linq is a hotel in Vegas. You posted your question to the wrong attraction.
What native americans are close to this
31 March 2015|
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Response from Danyelle L | Property representative |
The monument is surrounded by Southern Ute tribal land.