Chimney Rock National Monument Day Use Pass

San Juan National Forest

Welcome to Chimney Rock National Monument - designated by President Barack Obama on September 21st, 2012. Chimney Rock National Monument is surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, the site holds great significance for the Native American tribes of southwestern Colorado and neighboring states. The site was once home to the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, who built more than 200 homes and ceremonial buildings high above the valley floor more than 1,000 years ago.

Beginning on May 15th, 2022, Chimney Rock will transition to a new fee system. All vehicles and motorcycles will be subject to a activity pass fee - $20.00 / $10.00 (respectively). The activity pass fee provides 5 days of access to the Chimney Rock National Monument. The site is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please, arrive no later than 3:30 pm. This is the minimum amount of time needed to visit the main site and visitor center.

Chimney Rock National Monument is day use only and is available on a first-come, first served basis. Due to parking limitations at the upper parking lot, customers may occasionally need to wait at the visitor center. To purchase your required activity pass you can:

1. Purchase your activity pass in advance here at Recreation.gov

2. Download the Recreation.gov Mobile APP - purchase your pass in advance OR arrive on site and use the app to provide payment (Android or iOS)

3. Arrive on site and pay cash

Interagency, Access, Senior, Military, and 4th grader park passes will be accepted for National Monument access.

Picnic tables and restrooms are available near the Visitor Center. Water is not available. Cellular service is unreliable.

Pets are not allowed on guided tours. A shaded, unmonitored, kennel is available on a first come, first served basis. Kennel locks are available to borrow from the Visitor Center. Dog owners must provide dog water.

A handicapped accessible, self-guided tour features the Great Kiva and a reconstructed pit house.

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association offers one guided walking tour each day between May 15th and September 30th. The daily tour is available first come, first serve. No reservations necessary. There is a fee for the daily guided tour and payment can be made at the Chimney Rock visitor center. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, and good walking shoes for the rough Great House trail. For more information or for reservations for groups of 10 or more (required) - please visit Chimney Rock Interpretive Association Chimney Rock Interpretive Association also offers a range of special educational programs. Each program is offered outside of Chimney Rock's regular operating hours. You can review program offerings and purchase your ticket to any of the special programs by visiting the Chimney Rock National Monument special programs page OR by downloading the Recreation.gov mobile app.

Chimney Rock National Monument is open from May 15th - September 30th, daily from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

PLAN AHEAD - Chimney Rock National Monument is a remote site located between Durango and Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Plan to arrive at the Chimney Rock Visitor Center no later than 3:30 pm. This will provide the minimum amount of time required to visit the main site and exit before closing at 4:30 pm. The gate closes promptly at 4:30 pm.

Chimney Rock National Monument is an approved fee site. A $20.00 fee is required for all vehicles. A $10.00 fee is required for all motorcycles. Passes are good for five days.

Interagency, Access, Senior, Military, and 4th grader park passes will be accepted for National Monument access.

NO WATER is available at this site.

CELLULAR SERVICE is not reliable.

Pets are not allowed on guided tours. A shaded, unmonitored, kennel is available on a first come, first served basis. Kennel locks are available to borrow from the Visitor Center. Dog owners must provide dog water.