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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 [...]

Ethnographic Project Presentation at Chimney Rock National Monument

By | 2017-07-03T16:58:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

Chimney Rock National Monument Earns a TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence!

By | 2017-06-28T18:31:57+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Articles|

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.  

Take Action NOW & Stand Up For Bears Ears!

By | 2017-05-17T20:28:29+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

Chimney Rock Opens for the 2017 season on May 15th!

By | 2017-05-10T18:04:35+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Articles|

Come experience a unique part of America's heritage this summer in the shadows of Chimney Rock National Monument’s awe-inspiring twin spires! Chimney Rock will open for the 2017 season on Monday, May 15th. The site is accessible for guided walking tours at 9:30am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. During the peak season, July 1 through August 15th, [...]

CO delegation, we’re depending on you to fight for the protection of our public lands

By | 2017-05-03T21:26:19+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Articles|

President Trump’s executive order that threatens the future of more than 50 national monuments directly challenges the worth of public lands around the country and especially here in the West. As a long-time resident of Southwest Colorado, I care deeply about the economic success of our region and the protection of our public lands and [...]