Donate to Help Support Our Programs at Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) invites you to support our efforts to provide a meaningful, enjoyable educational experience through interpretive tours and special programs and to the long term preservation of our Colorado National Monument by donating to us. CRIA receives no federal funding and relies on donations, tour fees and grants to run the interpretive program.

Donations help to recruit, train and retain volunteers that are the backbone of this organization. Your donation also supports the interpretive program at the Monument which includes daily tours/special programs, complimentary school group tours and the Junior Archaeologist program.

Ways to Give

Friends of Chimney Rock

If you would like to become a sustaining supporter of the volunteer interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument, select the giving level, and you’ll receive an invoice annually. Of course, you may change the amount or cancel at any time.

You can give a Friends of Chimney Rock membership as a gift or to honor someone by providing name, contact information, and amount below, clicking on the Donate button and then filling in the amount on the PayPal page.

General Donation
General donations help support the daily operations at Chimney Rock National Monument.  This is a one-time donation at the level of your choosing.

Your Name/Address/City/State/Zip/Email: Gift Recipient’s Name/Address/City/State/Zip:

Colorado Gives

logo_coloradogivesColorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the sixth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day. Donations are accepted through

Please share this with friends and family members and make sure to save the date to make your donation and ensure the future of this Colorado historic site. You can also schedule your donation in advance at

Celebrate Chimney Rock Festival

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) hosts an annual “Celebrate Chimney Rock”  fundraiser each summer at Pagosa Springs Town Park to raise funds to help support the interpretive tours and programs at Chimney Rock National Monument.  This family-oriented festival has no entry fee; participation is by donation only. Families step back in time as volunteers and artisans demonstrate ancient tools and crafts. Visitors may make a pot, paint their own petroglyph, grind corn with a mano and metate, and more! Food and spirits are available to purchase and live music entertains the crowd.

There are two ways you can help support this important fundraising event:

  1. A monetary donation to help sponsor the event expenses OR
  2. A donation of an item or gift certificate for the event raffle. CRIA puts together several baskets for which they combine gifts from local businesses.

For more information on this event and the 2016 Celebrate Chimney Rock Festival click here.