Beginning in May, 2016, the Forest Service will be working at Chimney Rock National Monument to improve the Pueblo Trail, create a new entry portal at the Hwy 151 gate, and replace the restrooms. These improvements will do a great deal to enhance the experience of our guests and ensure the stability of the archaeological site for years to come. The work will continue throughout the 2016 season, so we will all need to be flexible as we await its completion while enjoying the Monument.|
Chimney Rock Interpretive Association Receives The Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative - September 16, 2015: Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is pleased to announce that it has received the 2015 Colorado Governor's Tourism Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative. CRIA received this award in recognition of its excellence in the promotion of tourism in the Southwest region of the state, utilization of partnerships, creativity and innovation in the initiative, and contribution to the local economy. Notably, the timing of this award coincided with the three year anniversary of the designation of Chimney Rock as a National Monument through the Antiquities Act. The designation of the Monument ensures the continual preservation and management of the site for many generations to come.
Chimney Rock - A Destinations Magazine Top Archaeological Site
Chimney Rock was selected as one of the World's Top Archaeological Sites in the February issue of Destinations Travel Magazine! (See p.51-http://ow.ly/ILK0Y)
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History Project Award
Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is the 2013 recipient of History Colorado's prestigious Caroline Bancroft History Project Award.
CRIA received this award in recognition of its work in having Chimney Rock designated a national monument.
The Caroline Bancroft award is named for the Colorado historian and is given annually by History Colorado to an individual, organization, or museum that has contributed to public awareness, interest, or involvement in Colorado history or to its advancement.
In making their selection for the award, the Miles and Bancroft awards committee noted CRIA's efforts had "spurred new visibility and publicity" and "shows what a highly dedicated group of volunteers can do!"