Aka "Jackson Butte"
This butte is located at the entrance of the Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Towaoc, Colorado, in the southwest corner of the state of Colorado.
The butte has two names Chimney Rock and Jackson Butte.
It is locally named Chimney Rock because of the chimney like shape. The formal name is Jackson Butte, named after the world famous photographer, William Henry Jackson. Jackson traveled through the Mancos Canyon in 1874 with the U.S. Government during the Hayden Survey.
The base elevation of Chimney Rock is 5,452 feet. The formation was created by erosion from water that filled the area about 65 million years ago.
Chimney Rock is still undergoing natural erosion by rain and wind; we can expect that it will eventually erode away completely. The butte is composed of Point Lookout Sand Stone, Mancos Shale, and Mancos clay dirt.
YOU MUST HAVE A UTE GUIDE TO ENTER THE UTE MOUNTAIN UTE TRIBAL LAND. WE DO NOT ALLOW SELF-GUIDED TOURS!
Season Begins: Mid April / Ends: Oct. 30th