COLORADO POINTS of INTEREST
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Chimney Rock National MonumentChimney Rock is a San Juan National Forest National Monument located in Colorado between Durango and Pagosa Springs and managed for archaeological protection, public interpretation, and education.
The archaeological area contains numerous ruins, several ruins have been excavated and restored, while several others have been left undisturbed. The area derives its name from two 300-ft pinnacles that the Chacoan Great House overlooks. From the great house, a spectacular view of the mesa, the San Juan Mountains to the east, and the Piedras River valley to the west can be seen.
The Chimney Rock Interpretive Program, managed and staffed by the National Forest Service and volunteers of the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, conducts daily guided walking tours and operates the Visitor Center during in-season, May 15 to September 30.
Chimney Rock is located 76 miles northeast of Aztec.
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For More Information:
Chimney Rock Area Web Site
Chimney Rock National Monument Brochure
Wikipedia History of Chimney Rock Archeological Site