2023 Youth Workshops

To register call 970-731-7133 or email officemgr@chimneyrockco.org.

Dates: June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9

Available for kids in Kindergarten through middle school.

 Students must bring a bag lunch.  Water and a snack will be provided by CRIA.  Cost is $25 for the first child and $12.50 for each additional child per family. $75 for all workshops (advance payment required.) Scholarships are available.  Workshop volunteers welcome.

Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Upper trails hike, Atlatl activity, Area Geology and Feather Cartouche

  • Wednesday, June 28

Upper trails hike, Atlatl activity, Coil clay pots, Paracord bracelets

  • Wednesday, July 12

Nature trail hike/Visitor Center, Atatl activity, Origami birds, Branch weaving

  • Wednesday, July 26

Nature hike/Visitor Center, Atlatl activity, Artifacts/Yucca pounding & Corn grinding, T-shirt printing

  • Wednesday, August 9

School Weeks at Chimney Rock

CRIA is dedicated to providing tours of Chimney Rock at no cost for school groups.  CRIA’s Education Commitee has created the Junior Archaeologist Booklet and Badge, an educational video and an outreach mobile classroom kit to provide an enhanced experience for these young people in the hope they will value sites such as Chimney Rock and continue efforts to educate the public and preserve the cultural heritage. School Group Tours are available May 3 – May 5, May 8 – May 12 and October 2 – 5.  For schools interested in booking a school group tour, please contact the CRIA office at (970) 731-7133.

Junior Archaeologist Program

The Junior Archaeologist Program at Chimney Rock National Monument was developed by a committee of experienced educators, CRIA’s Education Commitee, and includes the  Junior Archaeologist booklet, which is given to elementary school age  children who take a tour with their family and school groups.  The booklet includes activities for the children to complete after their tour and enhance their learning experience. Once the booklet is complete, the child will earn a Junior Archaeologist button!

CRIA realizes the importance of inspiring the younger generation who will one day have to carry on our work. We hope having an interactive experience and a fun piece to take home with them will pique their interest in preserving sites such as Chimney Rock National Monument.

Download and print your Junior Archaeologist Booklet HERE.