Proximity to the cooler, higher environment of the San Juan Mountains meant the Ancestral Puebloans who lived at Chimney Rock had access to more and larger wild game than people in other areas of the Chacoan world.
Enjoy this gallery of common mammals in the Chimney Rock National Monument:
The biologically rich mountain zone of Chimney Rock sported a variety of wildlife during habitation by the Ancestral Puebloans. Many of these native/wild species are still evident today.
Enjoy this gallery of common reptiles in the Chimney Rock National Monument:
Smooth Green Snake (Mark Roper, USFS)