Kremmling, Colorado: Chimney Rock

Natural rock formation eroded to poke up like a chimney, west of Rabbit Ears Pass.
Address:
CO Hwy 27, Kremmling, CO
Directions:
US Hwy 40 to CO Hwy 27, follow signs and head east. Map point is near turn-off sign. Then it's a winding 10 mile drive.
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Chimney Rock.

Chimney Rock National Monument

Over 1,000 years ago this was home to Pueblo Indians. Ruins of over 200 homes and ceremonial buildings can be seen at the summit, but it requires a two-mile guided hike to reach the site. Chimney Rock itself can be seen from the highway.

[Vicki Stevison, 07/14/2015]

Chimney Rock sign.

Chimney Rock

About 15 miles out of Kremmling, Colorado on westbound highway 40 (mile marker 169) stands Chimney Rock, a strange rock formation left behind when its surrounding stone eroded away. Though not spectacular, it does have its own highway sign, and a weary traveler might for an instant question whether this is the Chimney Rock of Nebraska pioneer fame. Not so, but it elicited a chuckle from this road tripper anyway.

[Teri Bozeman, 03/04/2012]

It's possible you didn't divert quite far enough off US 40 to get to "Chimney Rock," which appears in photos to have a flat summit and sits atop a ridge. To add to the fog enveloping chimney rock-hounds, Colorado has a town by that name 300 miles to the south.

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In the region:
Noah's Ark-shaped Building, Estes Park, CO - 51 mi.

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