Spirit Railroad to Chimney Rock

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Take a short trip down history lane along this easy 4x4 trail. In 1881 Spirit Railroad was extended into this region of San Rafael. This trail travels right on its old grade to one of the best-preserved sites to see anything left from its construction. After wandering around the site looking for the old chimney, head back to Chimney Rock. The towering rock formation will make you think of the much larger Devil's Tower in Wyoming. There was a nice campsite near the base. The trail has a couple of mild challenges for stock 4x4s. You may need a four-wheel drive and high clearance to prevent high centering.