Colorado is a state of never-ending wonder! With its rich history and abundant mountains, this destination should be high on anyone’s bucket list. Colorado also contains numerous outdoor attractions and national parks that are always a treat to explore. One spot you won’t want to miss during your Colorado getaway is the Chimney Rock National Monument. This historic attraction can be traced back many, many years and gives a glimpse of some of the early settlements here. Discover what you need to know about the Chimney Rock National Monument and add it to your vacation itinerary today for an unforgettable trip.

Everything You Need to Know About the Chimney Rock National Monument

When Can You Visit?

The Chimney Rock National Monument is open from May 15th to September 30th. You’ll find this attraction located at 3179 State Highway 151 in Chimney Rock, CO, just outside Durango.

What Is There to See and Do Here?

The Chimney Rock National Monument marks the spot where the Ancestral Puebloans once lived and flourished. You can explore this attraction to view archaeological ruins and artifacts as well as the different wildlife species that have made their homes here. This site includes seven square miles that contain over 200 ancient buildings. Guided and audio tours are offered daily for those who want to learn more about this amazing place.
In addition to their tours, the Chimney Rock National Monument also hosts some special programs to entertain and educate the local community. Some of these events include full moon hikes, festivals, and even dance demonstrations to show how the Ancestral Puebloans used to dance with each other.

What Are Some Other Nearby Attractions to Visit?

There are numerous other things to see in Colorado that are not far from the Chimney Rock National Monument. Continue your day of fun by visiting some additional attractions in Colorado! The San Juan National Forest surrounds the Chimney Rock National Monument and contains multiple outdoor activities. Another option is to take on some of the hiking trails in Durango, CO! This historic city in the mountains provides some of the most beloved trails in the entire state. Come out West to see everything it has to offer!

Where to Stay While You’re Visiting Durango, CO

Durango is full of things to do! Make the most of your vacation here by reserving a vacation home with us at Durango Colorado Vacations; we offer luxurious penthouses, villas, lofts, cabins, and apartments all throughout this gorgeous area. Each property ranges in size and is fully equipped with the finest amenities and features, such as fireplaces, hot tubs, outdoor decks, BBQ grills, and more. With every property located within a short distance of exciting Durango attractions, both outdoor and indoor, you won’t find a better place to stay in this amazing state out West. Our deluxe properties are the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day exploring Durango! Don’t miss your chance to have the greatest vacation ever; check our availability and book one of our fantastic rentals today!
Adventure is waiting for you in Durango, CO. Book your dream vacation with us today to start planning the dream vacation of a lifetime!
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