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Archaeology, Astronomy and Ancestral Puebloans on Chimney Rock Mesa

By | 2016-12-29T21:21:40+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Articles|

Chimney Rock, a majestic sandstone pinnacle, rises 300 feet atop a tall sloping mesa that shares the name of this dominant feature.  Visible from intersecting highway routes 151 and 160 just west of Pagosa Springs in southwestern Colorado, this stately spike is partnered with its twin pinnacle, Companion Rock.  Both stand prominently along the eroded [...]

2016 Chimney Rock Season Ends September 30th

By | 2016-12-29T21:21:40+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Articles|

Chimney Rock National Monument’s 2016 season is winding to an end, but there is still time to visit this spectacular Monument where the Ancient Puebloans once resided.  Chimney Rock offers monthly programs, annual events and daily guided and self-guided tours that are fun and educational for the whole family through September 30th. The last program [...]

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association Receives The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative

By | 2016-12-29T21:21:40+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is pleased to announce that it has received the 2015 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative. CRIA received this award in recognition of its excellence in the promotion of tourism in the Southwest region of the state, utilization of partnerships, creativity and innovation in the initiative, and [...]

Chimney Rock Hosts 2nd Anniversary Event for Let’s Move! in Indian Country

By | 2016-12-29T21:21:40+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Articles|

May 2013 - Chimney Rock National Monument was the site chosen for celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Let's Move! in Indian Country. Participants included fifty youth from the Southern Ute Montessori Elementary School; the Deputy Undersecretary of Agriculture, Butch Blazer; the White House Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs; and several Puebloan youth who [...]


By | 2016-12-29T21:21:41+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Articles|

The Chimney Rock site in southwestern Colorado incorporates spiritual, historic, and scientific resources of great value and significance. A thousand years ago, the vast Chaco civilization was drawn to the site's soaring massive rock pinnacles, Chimney Rock and Companion Rock, that rise hundreds of feet from the valley floor to an elevation of 7,600 feet. [...]