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

By |2019-04-16T22:30:30+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 |2019-04-16T22:34:40+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 |2019-05-22T13:31:53+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 |2019-05-22T13:31:53+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 |2019-05-22T13:31:53+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 |2019-05-22T13:31:53+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 [...]

Get Connected with Chimney Rock-Join Our Volunteer Team!

By |2019-04-16T23:20:40+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Articles|

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. Here are just a few of the reasons to join the [...]


By |2019-05-22T13:31:53+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Articles|

San Juan National Forest   News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 2, 2017 CHIMNEY ROCK NATIONAL MONUMENT ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colorado – As part of a multi-year capital improvement project at Chimney Rock National Monument, road reconstruction work will begin on October 10 and continue through December 1.  During this time, parking [...]

CRIA Volunteer Travels to Watch the Solar Eclipse

By |2019-05-22T13:31:53+00:00September 11th, 2017|Articles|

CRIA volunteer and amazing photographer, Howard Rowe, and his wife Judy traveled to Arnold, Nebraska to view the solar eclipse in totality on August 21st.  Howard was so kind to share some of his pictures of the eclipse with us. Originally they had planned to watch the eclipse in Holdrege, Nebraska but changed locations when [...]