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Protecting our National Monuments

By | 2018-01-09T20:40:35+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Articles|

The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) opposes any changes to the existing boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument.  As the site managers and key advocates for Chimney Rock National Monument in southwest Colorado, formed in 2012, we are extremely aware of the importance of protecting Native American cultural resources and the surrounding areas where they [...]

Get Connected with Chimney Rock-Join Our Volunteer Team!

By | 2018-01-03T22:17:23+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Articles|

At the heart of Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA), operating the interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument, are more than 80 friendly volunteers. While there are paid staff members, it's the volunteers who do most of the tasks that make the program work. Here are just a few of the reasons to join the [...]

CHIMNEY ROCK NATIONAL MONUMENT ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN

By | 2017-10-02T17:15:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Articles|

San Juan National Forest   News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 2, 2017 CHIMNEY ROCK NATIONAL MONUMENT ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colorado – As part of a multi-year capital improvement project at Chimney Rock National Monument, road reconstruction work will begin on October 10 and continue through December 1.  During this time, parking [...]

CRIA Volunteer Travels to Watch the Solar Eclipse

By | 2017-09-11T16:46:49+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Articles|

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 Visits Chimney Rock National Monument

By | 2017-08-14T16:17:16+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

Free Lecture Series Continues with Archaeologist Jason Chuipka

By | 2017-08-07T17:41:45+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

Preservation Starts with You!

By | 2017-08-02T22:42:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

The Raffle for the Rocks has begun!

By | 2017-07-26T19:20:28+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]