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Feb 22nd
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Imagine a place where your teenager can't have a cell phone, a video game, or a television, and yet has such a good time they weep when it's time to leave, and beg you to come back.

There really are such places. They're called dude ranches.
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Following a goal to preserve America's history, cultural and natural heritage, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has designated 13 sites in the West as national historic landmarks and one additional site as a national natural landmark.

The 14 locations in the West, announced Oct. 17, 2012, were part of a total designation of 27 national landmarks across the country as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the nation.
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Chimney Rock, one of the West's great historical settings and natural wonders, has been proclaimed a national monument by President Barack Obama.

Located in the San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock offers a spectacular landscape rich in history and Native American culture.

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