Chapel on the Rock

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Coordinates: 40°14′49″N 105°32′08″W / 40.246933°N 105.535676°W / 40.246933; -105.535676

The Chapel on the Rock at Camp Saint Malo near Allenspark, Colorado
The Chapel on the Rock as seen from the parking lot

The Chapel on the Rock (officially, Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel) is a tourist landmark in Allenspark, Colorado, USA. The chapel is located on the grounds of the Saint Malo Retreat, Conference, and Spiritual Center of the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. The chapel is open to the public.


In 1999 Boulder County designated the chapel as a historic site.[1]

Pope John Paul II prayed at the chapel during his visit to Denver for World Youth Day in 1993; he blessed the chapel afterwards. The pope later hiked in the surrounding woods and spent some time at the Saint Malo Retreat Center.

In November 2011 the Chapel on the Rock was spared from a devastating fire that destroyed a majority of the retreat center, forcing it to close its doors.[2]

During the rock slides of September 2013 the Chapel on the Rock survived, though much of the surrounding terrain was destroyed.[3]


  1. ^ Boulder County Designated Landmarks
  2. ^ "Firefighters Contain Fire At St. Malo Retreat Center". ABC 7 News. Scripps TV Station Group. November 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chapel on the Rock survives massive rock and mudslide". CBS 9 News. Gannett News Service. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 

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