One of America's newest national monuments, Chimney Rock is located in southwest Colorado between Durango and Pagosa Springs. The area derives its name from two 300-foot pinnacles that tower over the Chacoan Great House. Chimney Rock contains several excavated and unexcavated ruins. From this high altitude vantage point, visitors overlook the San Juan Mountains and Piedras River Valley.

The Chimney Rock Interpretive Program, managed and staffed by the National Forest Service and volunteers of the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, conducts daily guided walking tours and operates the Visitor Center May 15 - Sept. 30 (weather permitting).
CRIA logo Chimney Rock Interpretive Association
P.O. Box 1662
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 883-5359
www.chimneyrockco.org

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Chimney Rock from North Approach.
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Lower Ruins.
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Lower Ruins.
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Lower Ruins.
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Valley Overview from Great House.
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Great House Roomblock Looking Southwest.
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Great House Roomblock Looking West.
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Overlooking Great House to the South.
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Overlooking Great House to the East.
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Chimney Rock.
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Horned Toad.
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Close-up of masonry work.
Photos by EMKotyk