CRIA volunteer and amazing photographer, Howard Rowe, and his wife Judy traveled to Arnold, Nebraska to view the solar eclipse in totality on August 21st. Howard was so kind to share some of his pictures of the eclipse with us. Originally they had planned to watch the eclipse in Holdrege, Nebraska but changed locations when [...]
Congressman Scott Tipton came to Chimney Rock recently to discuss the future of this culturally significant place. Tipton met with CRIA's Director Danyelle Leentjes, CRIA Board Members and representatives from the Forest Service included the Forest Service Landscape architect and the Forest Service Supervisor. Tipton was introduced to the CRIA's free educational programs and was [...]
On Thursday, August 10th, Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to continue their free lecture series with a special presentation by Jason Chuipka titled “A Discussion of the 2017 Restoration and Conservation Work at the Chimney Rock Great House.” The lecture is free of charge and will begin at 7:00pm, following CRIA’s social hour [...]
Take a moment to imagine southwest Colorado without Chimney Rock National Monument…the climb to the Great House that you conquered and the awe inspiring views when you made it to the 7,000 ft. mesa top. Chimney Rock is rich in history and cultural heritage. This place is important because it preserves a story and culture [...]
Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) invites the public to support their efforts to provide increased numbers of visitors with a meaningful, enjoyable, educational experience through interpretive tours and special programs and to the long term preservation of Chimney Rock National Monument by participating in the Raffle for the Rocks. Raffle tickets are now available for [...]
By Stan Bush CORTEZ, Colo. (CBS4) – Visitors to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument see cliffs of red sandstone hiding stone castles abandoned for centuries. What they do not see is a cloud of uncertainty looming over the area southwestern tribes believe is sacred. In May, the Trump administration placed Canyons of the Ancients [...]
On July 5th, 10:30-11:30 am at the Chimney Rock visitors cabin area, T.J. Ferguson and Maren Hopkins from Anthropological Research Assoc. will outline the Ethnographic Project that has begun with the tribes of the Ancestral Puebloan people. They will explain the goals, how the project is structured, how we will be using the information, and schedule of the project. They will [...]
We're please to announce that Chimney Rock National Monument has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence based on the consistently great reviews we've earned on TripAdvisor.
Anne Herbst recently visited Chimney Rock National Monument and spoke with CRIA volunteers Susan Yalom and Pat Hasenbuhler. Watch the video by clicking HERE.
The CRIA Board supports the following call to action from National Trust For Historic Preservation... As part of the Trump Administration’s review of national monuments created since 1996, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is seeking public input on the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Join us in speaking up for the 12,000 years [...]