Chimney Rock National Monument
Location: Highway 160 east of Durango, Colorado
Length of visit: 2 to 4 hours
Major draws: Ruins, scenic views, wildlife
Strenuosity: 4 to 6 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free in off season, $12 per adult for tour (see website)
Additional considerations: Entry road closed in winter, tour required in summer, high elevation, no facilities in winter
Description: During the off season a 3-mile one-way walk up the road gaining 1,000 feet in elevation to bluff top ruins with outstanding views. In summer a paid guided tour is required.