Help us protect the few remaining un-drilled acres in the HD Mountains from oil and gas development.
Flanked on the east by Chimney Rock National Monument and overlaying Southern Ute Indian tribal lands to the south, an array of Puebloan and non-Puebloan Native American cultural sites are found throughout the HD Mountains.
The HDs are isolated and hard to access, enough so that 25,000 acres of the mountain range are formally designated as a Roadless Area. Home to a variety of low-elevation life zones, the HDs boast a variety of landscapes from old-growth Ponderosa stands to grassy meadows.
The HDs are home to a diverse array of both plant and animal species. They provide critical year-round and winter range for wildlife such as deer, elk, and migratory birds. Protecting the HDs is critical to protect the health of Southwest Colorado’s greater ecosystem.
Where are the HDs?
The HDs are a unique low elevation mountain range east of Bayfield in southwestern Colorado. To the east, they are bounded by Chimney Rock National Monument with an array of other Puebloan and non-Puebloan Native American sites found throughout the range. They overlay Southern Ute Indian tribal lands to the south.