Dean M. Chriss
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.