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Raffle for the Rocks

CRIA invites the public to support their efforts to provide visitors with an enjoyable experience through tours and special programs and to the long term preservation of Chimney Rock National Monument.

Introducing  the Raffle for the Rocks!  Purchase a $50 raffle ticket and you will be entered into a drawing to win up to $3125! Only 250 tickets will be sold and the winner will receive 25% of the money collected. The drawing will be held at noon on Labor Day and you do not have to be present to win.

Ways to Purchase Your Ticket:

  • To purchase a raffle ticket by credit card you may call the Monument at 970-883-5359 between 9am-4pm 
  • Raffle tickets can also be purchased locally in Pagosa Springs at: 
    • The Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce located at 105 Hot Springs Blvd
    • The Choke Cherry Tree in Talisman Plaza

Without public support, CRIA would be unable to provide the interpretive programs at Chimney Rock National Monument.  Financial support for CRIA is derived from tour and program fees, merchandise sales, grants, and generous donations from Friends of Chimney Rock.   Since becoming a National Monument, visitation to Chimney Rock has increased and will continue to do so, but CRIA has not been given any state or federal funding.  There are significant costs involved in continuing the programing at Chimney Rock and for site preservation, therefore public support is vital.

Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Retainment

The CRIA Volunteers interpret and maintain the site and do most of the tasks that make the program work.

The Heart of Chimney Rock

An extensive two-day annual training, operation and training manuals, monthly lecture series for continuing education, and CPR/first aid certification are among some of the costs CRIA absorbs to retain its volunteers

FREE Tours for Youth/School Groups

CRIA is dedicated to providing an enhanced experience for kids in the hopes that they will value Chimney Rock and continue efforts to preserve the cultural heritage.

Preserving the Past for the Future

CRIA’s Education Committee has created the Junior Archaeologist Workbook and Badge, an educational video, and an outreach mobile classroom kit to provide kids with a deeper knowledge of the people and the place.

FREE Life at Chimney Rock Festival

Step back in time as volunteers and artisans demonstrate ancient tools and crafts and shop at a Native American Market.

Chimney Rock Comes Alive

This free family-oriented festival is held at Chimney Rock’s Visitor Center area along with a Native American Market.   CRIA financially supports the Native American vendors that travel long distances to this event.

CRIA's Interpretive Program

Tours, Monthly Programs & Special Events

Educating and Preserving

From May through September, CRIA offers guided and self-guided tours 7 days a week. CRIA also gives you the opportunity to view the moon and the stars with over a dozen archaeoastronomy programs throughout the season with expert guest speakers in the field.