Dean M. Chriss
Chimney Rock and Cimmeron Mountains, Sunset

Chimney Rock, Cimarron Mountains, Sunset

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In this photograph Chimney Rock, Courthouse Mountain, and other peaks of Colorado's Cimarron Range glow in the light of an autumn sunset. The Cimarron Range is a group of peaks in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. From afar they appear to be contiguous with the much larger and higher Sneffels Range. The Cimarrons have a north-south orientation while the Sneffels Range has a mostly east-west orientation, making the two mountain ranges quite different when it comes to photography. The Cimarrons reach a maximum elevation of 12,152 feet at the top of Courthouse Mountain.