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

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Guided tour doesn't begin until May 15.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hammond, Louisiana
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 miles up the road to get to the base of the monument. As a disabled... More 

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Danyelle L, Manager at Chimney Rock National Monument, responded to this review

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 at this monument since it is not part of the National Park Service but rather... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 a self guided audio that provides good information on a very short walk, you don't... More 

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Thank Allison R
Danyelle L, Director at Chimney Rock National Monument, responded to this review

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 are first come first serve and private tours for 10 or more people can be... More 

Hammond, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 I return to the area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 waited below, a volunteer worker chatted with me. He talked to me about the history... More 

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Del Norte, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

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

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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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 and adults and older children will lov it

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Fort Worth, TX
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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!

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 26 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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Reviewed 24 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.

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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 

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