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 [...]
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.
Anne Herbst recently visited Chimney Rock National Monument and spoke with CRIA volunteers Susan Yalom and Pat Hasenbuhler. Watch the video by clicking HERE.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
CRIA is dedicated to providing tours of Chimney Rock National Monument at no cost for school groups. Already, CRIA has 8 school groups with 231 kids booked for free tours during School Week, which occurs prior to the May 15th opening. During the 2017 season, CRIA has an additional 8 groups booked, with 362 kids [...]
CRIA invites community members to join us for the free annual Chimney Rock National Monument Volunteer Training Days on Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd. CRIA offers a great, in-depth training program in a fun environment to anyone interested in joining our amazing team of volunteers. After the two-day training, new volunteers will receive [...]
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. Since CRIA is primarily staffed by volunteers, it is essential to [...]
Special Presentation by Larry Baker at the CRIA Lecture Series: The Ancient Astronomical Observatory at Salmon Pueblo
Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to host a special presentation given by Larry Baker on the Ancient Astronomical Observatory at Salmon Pueblo on Thursday, March 9th. Focus will expand to include the development of the structure, details of the architecture, and Salmon’s relationship to Chaco Canyon on Thursday. The lecture is free of [...]