Chimney Rock National Monument, Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock National Monument, Chimney Rock

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About Chimney Rock National Monument, Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock National Monument is a 4,726-acre (1,913 ha) U.S. National Monument in San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado which includes an archaeological site. This area is located in Archuleta County, Colorado between Durango and Pagosa Springs and is managed for archaeological protection, public interpretation, and education. The Chimney Rock Archaeological Site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970. U.S. President Barack Obama created Chimney Rock National Monument by proclamation on September 21, 2012 under authority of the Antiquities Act.


During your vacation plans to United States, you should also consider visiting Chimney Rock National Monument located in the city of Chimney Rock. You can cross check the address and the exact location from the map given on this page. In case of any troubles reaching Chimney Rock National Monument, or confusion regarding the visiting hours you can also call on the number provided.

While planning your visit, be sure to check if a ticket needs to be purchased for visiting Chimney Rock National Monument and also account for the usual time required to cover the place so that you do not miss out on anything. You can also explore the various tours offered by our partners on this page which would help enhance your experience of Chimney Rock.

Being well connected, Chimney Rock National Monument has bus station(s) and railway station(s) nearby and if you prefer to use your own vehicle, information on gas stations and parking lots can also be found on this page.

On your visit to Chimney Rock National Monument, you can also pay a visit to the Tourist Information Center and Public safety station for more information on the place. You can alternatively use our Chimney Rock trip planner to explore the nearby areas to plan the day perfectly. Areas near Chimney Rock National Monument, Chimney Rock also has easy access to public essentials such as Pharmacies, ATMs and Banks and Internet Cafes, details of which can be seen on this page.

There are also a lot of options for the foodies near Chimney Rock National Monument. From places offering quick bite foods such as pizzas and burgers to multi-cuisine restaurant’s, you will not regret visiting this place. There are also some specialty food places offering steaks, barbeques, sea food etc. In case you want to have it light, you can visit any of the dessert and coffee places available which should leave you content with the variety in their offerings. In case you are one of the kind who prefers a drink where ever they go, there is also an option to go to bars, breweries, cafes and hotel lounges. Also check other things to do in Chimney Rock nearby that can be covered in case you still have time left to kill.

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Chimney Rock National Monument, Chimney Rock Reviews - Write a Review

  • I love National Parks and Monuments. It's very informative an has an audio guided tour. Its not a huge place so little kids and most people won't get worn out. The terrain is not bad at all so if you have mobility issues you can still make a the tour as it is self paced.

  • Total ripoff. If you arrive after 1 pm your only option is to pay $12 per person to take a 20 min. Walk with a handheld device and see 3 kivas. Expensive tourist ripoff. National park service should be ashamed. Not ONE hike or trail available! Don't waste your time or money.

  • Great stop and worth the small fee. Shuttle can take you to beginning of trails and brings you back down. Much better than driving as road is gravel and one way. Sue, the guide, did an excellent job.

  • Short drive from Pagosa Springs. Inspiring, educational, spiritual and fun. I wish I would have driven my vehicle to the starting point instead of taking the shuttle. We could have spent more time at the ruins. Great tour!!

  • Pretty expensive for a short tour. The audio was great, but there's really not much to see as they are leaving much of it unexcavated (I understand the reasons, but I feel potential visitors might want to know). Visit Mesa Verde or Bandelier instead for a better experience.

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