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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 [...]

Archaeologist Paul Reed to Give Special Presentation at Chimney Rock Volunteer Days

By | 2017-04-10T18:28:18+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

An Enriching Volunteer Experience at CRNM

By | 2017-03-14T19:02:06+00:00 March 14th, 2017|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. 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

By | 2017-02-22T21:06:24+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Articles|

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 [...]

Two New Exciting Special Programs at Chimney Rock in 2017!

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

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association is excited to announce two new special programs at Chimney Rock National Monument in 2017- Ancient Dances at Chimney Rock and The Partial Solar Eclipse! The Ancient Dances at Chimney Rock will take place on Saturday, May 27th.  One the groups that will be performing at this event is the Acoma [...]

Colorado Gives Day is Tomorrow-December 6th!

By | 2016-12-29T21:21:40+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association 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 donating to CRIA on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. For the seventh consecutive [...]