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Help Protect the History of Chimney Rock on Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 4th

By |2018-11-16T15:46:13+00:00November 16th, 2018|Articles|

For over 20 years, Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA), a non-profit 501 (c3), and its volunteers have shared the story of the ancestral Puebloan people with thousands of visitors through tours and special programs at Chimney Rock National Monument. Historic places like Chimney Rock reflect the past while enriching our future, but without public support, [...]

Last Geology Tour of the Season

By |2018-07-30T16:42:35+00:00July 30th, 2018|Articles|

Don't miss the last Geology Tour of the season this Wednesday, August 1st. This program has received rave reviews! CRIA Rick Stinchfield leads a 1.5 hour guided tour explores local geology and its relationship to the daily lives of the ancestral Puebloans who lived at Chimney Rock. Rock types impact structure, pottery, tools and soil [...]

New Family-Friendly Stories at Sunset Program

By |2018-07-25T20:30:06+00:00July 25th, 2018|Articles|

http://www.chimneyrockco.org/stories/ Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to present the new Stories at Sunset Program at Chimney Rock National Monument on Tuesday, July 31st.  At this family-friendly event, guests gather at the Great Kiva as sunset approaches to enjoy Native American stories told by tribal storytellers Audulia Davis and her brother Bryan Vigil.   After [...]

July Events at Chimney Rock National Monument

By |2018-07-16T18:35:35+00:00July 16th, 2018|Articles|

There is so much to learn and experience at Chimney Rock National Monument!  Chimney Rock offers monthly programs, annual events and daily guided and audio-guided tours that will bring this beautiful site to life so you can visualize what it might have been like to live here 1,000 years ago. CRIA presents Night Sky: Stars [...]

Support Local Non-Profits as the 19th Hole Concert Series

By |2018-07-16T18:23:01+00:00July 16th, 2018|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to be a part of the 19th Hole Concert Series for a second year!  CRIA is one of 6 local non-profits selected to benefit from the 19th Hole Concerts at The Pagosa Springs Golf Course. Each concert pairs a non-profit with a local music talent with the last [...]

Support Chimney Rock During Monument Closure

By |2018-06-11T19:21:22+00:00June 11th, 2018|Articles|

Chimney Rock National Monument is temporarily closed due to the San Juan National Forest (SJNF) implementing forest-wide Stage 3 fire closures.  Chimney Rock will remain closed until sufficient moisture has fallen and the restrictions are lifted, but Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA), the non-profit that runs the interpretive program at the Monument, will continue to [...]

O’Toole: Showing some love for national monuments

By |2018-03-27T16:28:56+00:00March 27th, 2018|Articles|

With Valentine's Day not far behind us, we want to send a love note to our public lands. After all the attacks on national monuments coming out of Washington, D.C., we figure they need a little love. Coloradans across the state love our national monuments, whether they use them for hunting and fishing, climbing or [...]

Lunar Eclipse at Chimney Rock!

By |2018-02-05T17:37:02+00:00February 5th, 2018|Articles|

By: CRIA Volunteer Howard Rowe Once again, from our location in southwestern Colorado, this morning's (February 5, 2018) total lunar eclipse began several hours before sunrise.  Typically, that's not the time of day when I would be found standing in the cold morning air next to my car at a highway turn-off some distance east [...]

New Alert to People Concerned for Chaco’s Protection

By |2018-01-30T19:40:25+00:00January 30th, 2018|Articles|

We have heard the shocking news again that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) have announced plans to auction 25 parcels of 4,434 acres of public land in the Greater Chaco Landscape to the fracking industry in a March 8, 2018 oil and gas lease sale. The leases [...]

Protecting our National Monuments

By |2018-01-09T20:40:35+00:00January 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 [...]