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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Chimney Rock Archaeological Area - Archuleta County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Besides being an interesting archaeological area, this spot has several birds of note. Peregrine Falcons nest in the cliff faces, as do White-throated Swifts. Both are difficult to see from the highways (both US 160 and CO 151) and an admission fee is required to enter. The area is only open during the summer. There was a report in 2004 of a Hepatic Tanager at the entrance to Chimney Rocks on CO 151.

Habitat: Cliff Face
Directions: The entrance to the archaeological area is on CO 151 about 3 miles south of US 160 and west of Pagosa Springs. The chimney rock formation can also be viewed from a distance at the Chimney Rock Restaurant on US 160 about 3 miles west of the CO 151 intersection.
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