Chimney Rock National Monument, Chimney Rock

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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.
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  • If you go in the summer and plan to hike up to the main site, take plenty of water! But GO! Make that hike! It is one of the most special places I have ever experienced. If you love history, you do... 
    If you go in the summer and plan to hike up to the main site, take plenty of water! But GO! Make that hike! It is one of the most special places I have ever experienced. If you love history, you do...  more »
  • Do yourself a favor and take one of the tours. The guides are knowledgeable and fun. Early morning tour was great. 
    Do yourself a favor and take one of the tours. The guides are knowledgeable and fun. Early morning tour was great.  more »
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  • Closed, but walk-ins welcome. Offers great scenic views and an excellent dry walk when other trails are muddy. Some nice short trails are to the right of the new facility. From the gate it is about 1 mile until the road climbs moderately steeply. Near halfway up you will have climbed about 200 feet.
  • Amazing have to see for yourself place. Let your imagination take you back thousands of years ago. They were so advanced for they're time.

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