Chimney Rock National Monument

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Natural beauty, ancient history, and spirituality abound in this sacred and desolate place. Mother Nature carved out this parcel of earth millions of years ago and the Puebloans made it their home over a thousand years ago. The ruins of over 200 structures are still visible even though the Puebloans set fire to them before leaving permanently. The park is named for the 315-foot-tall sandstone pillar but don't miss seeing the Great Kiva pit-house.