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Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 22 - Crawford, CO 81415


Needlerock is the remnant of a volcanic plug that pushed up through the crust and due to the hardness of the basalt from which it is made, has eroded significantly slower that the surrounding shale and sandstone. It originate as the throat of a large volcano about 28 million years ago and stands 800' above the floor of the Smith Fork of the Gunnison River Valley.