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Support Local Children’s Education Programs on Colorado Gives Day

By |2019-11-20T18:49:47+00:00November 20th, 2019|Articles|

Colorado Gives Day is more than just a day. It’s a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to give where they live and support Colorado nonprofits.  Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) has joined forces with 70 other non-profits in Southwest Colorado to highlight our region on the statewide giving day of December 10, [...]

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This historic byway will reshape your view of the American West

By |2019-09-25T17:13:49+00:00September 25th, 2019|Articles|

A byway is a lane that diverts from a main road, and the newly designated Tracks Across Borders Byway is certainly off the beaten path — connecting towns in Colorado and New Mexico that have fewer than 30,000 residents between them. Yet this secondary road crosses significant borders, taking you across state lines, opening windows [...]

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Dr. J. McKim Malville to Present on “Kingship, Ritual, and Trade at Chimney Rock”

By |2019-09-09T15:56:34+00:00September 9th, 2019|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to host a special presentation on Thursday, September 12th by Dr. J. McKim Malville on "Kingship, Ritual, and Trade at Chimney Rock."   A major debate among archaeologists today concerns the nature of Great Houses in Chaco Canyon and the power of those kings to control a network [...]

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

By |2019-05-22T13:31:53+00:00April 16th, 2019|Articles|

You’ve Earned a Certificate of Excellence We’re pleased to announce that Chimney Rock National Monument has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews you’ve earned on TripAdvisor. Only select businesses receive a Certificate of Excellence, so make sure to showcase your achievement. To help you spread the word, [...]

Learn about 7th Century Farmers of the Southwest at the CRIA Lecture Series

By |2019-04-16T22:21:06+00:00March 5th, 2019|Articles|

FREE LECTURE Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to host a special presentation on Thursday, March 14th by Archaeologist Shanna Diederichs about the influx of farmers into southwest Colorado in the 7th century. The lecture is free of charge and will begin at 7:00pm, following CRIA’s social hour at 6:00pm at The Springs Resort [...]

Join the Chimney Rock Volunteer Team

By |2019-04-16T22:27:30+00:00February 11th, 2019|Articles|

Help Preserve History by Joining the Chimney Rock Volunteer Team 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 [...]

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 [...]