Right off Highway 160 between Pagosa Springs and Durango is the archeological area for Chimney Rock. From the level of the valley below it looks only like some interesting rock formations. What you discover if you take the guided walking tour is that 1,000 years ago Chimney Rock and its Companion Rock were the center of a thriving settlement of peoples many of whom were connected with the Chaco Canyon people. And on the mesa adjacent to the rock formations are many restored stone and mortar buildings - from 1,000 years ago - using a variety of construction methods. Lots to be amazed by.
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