Chimney Rock National Monument

Chimney Rock Interruptive Association in partnership with the Forest Service would like to share with this amazing preserved archaeological site is located in the Southern edge of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. You’ll walk in the footsteps of the fascinating and enigmatic ancestral Puebloans of Choco Canyon culture, following primitive pathways that haven’t changed for 1,000 years.

Archaeological structures, abundant wildlife, and it’s setting in the breathtaking San Juan National Forest make Chimney Rock a must see.

Chimney Rock covers seven square miles and preserves 200 ancient homes and ceremonial buildings. It is the highest in elevation of all of the Chacoan sites, at about 7,600 feet above sea level. The one third mile hike from the Mesa to the top is rewarded with dramatic 360-degree views.