Cimarron Range, Colorado

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Cimaron Mountain Range.jpg
Cimarron Mountains looking east from Eagle Hill
Highest point
PeakCourthouse Mountain
Elevation12,152 ft (3,704 m)
CountryUnited States
StateColorado, New Mexico
Parent rangeSan Juan Mountains, Rocky Mountains

The Cimarron Range, locally Cimarrons, is a group of peaks in southwestern Colorado of the San Juan Mountains. The Cimarrons are within eastern Ouray County and are also oriented north-south.


From afar the Cimarrons appear to be continuous with the Sneffels Range. The most prominent peak is Courthouse. From the Uncompahgre Valley the Cimarrons are easily observed.

The most prominent and well known peak of the Cimarrons is Courthouse Mountain, reaching 12,152 ft (3,704 m).[1]

Chimney Rock[edit]

Sunset at Chimney Rock, Colorado, in autumn

Chimney Rock (sometimes called Chimney Peak)[2] is a tall prominence at the northeast end of the Courthouse Mountain ridge.[3]. Standing at 11,781 feet, this distinctive prominence appeared in the movie True Grit.[2] Chimney Rock is believed by some to be the most difficult climb in Colorado.[2]

Selected panoramas[edit]

Panorama of the Cimarron Mountains from Eagle Hill Ranch. Chimney Rock stands left of center.
Panorama of the Cimarrons during a morning storm
Panorama of the Cimarrons after the morning storm


  1. ^ "Courthouse Mountain". Retrieved April 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Chimney Peak". Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Courthouse Mountain". Retrieved April 12, 2019.