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CO delegation, we’re depending on you to fight for the protection of our public lands

By |2019-05-22T13:31:54-06:00May 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 [...]

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Chimney Rock’s NEW Junior Archaeologist Video Released for Kids

By |2019-04-16T23:43:56-06:00April 26th, 2017|Articles|

CRIA is dedicated to providing tours of Chimney Rock National Monument at no cost for school groups.  Already, CRIA has 8 school groups with 231 kids booked for free tours during School Week, which occurs prior to the May 15th opening.  During the 2017 season, CRIA has an additional 8 groups booked, with 362 kids [...]

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

By |2019-05-22T13:31:54-06:00April 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 [...]

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An Enriching Volunteer Experience at CRNM

By |2019-05-22T13:31:54-06:00March 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 [...]

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Special Presentation by Larry Baker at the CRIA Lecture Series: The Ancient Astronomical Observatory at Salmon Pueblo

By |2019-05-22T13:31:54-06:00February 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 [...]

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The 2016 Conservation in the West Poll

By |2019-05-22T13:31:54-06:00February 1st, 2017|Articles|

Access to public lands is what makes Colorado...Colorado. Today, we’re happy to hear that according to a new poll, 90% of Coloradans feel the same way. The 2017 Conservation of the West Poll     

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Two New Exciting Special Programs at Chimney Rock in 2017!

By |2019-05-22T13:31:54-06:00December 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 [...]

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Colorado Gives Day is Tomorrow-December 6th!

By |2019-05-22T13:31:55-06:00December 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 [...]

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Senator Michael Bennett Visits Chimney Rock National Monument

By |2019-05-22T13:31:55-06:00November 9th, 2016|Articles|

Senator Michael Bennet visited Chimney Rock National Monument on Saturday, October 29th. Senator Bennet worked along side other elected officials from local and national levels along with Chimney Rock Interpretive Association to designate Chimney Rock as a National Monument.

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Protecting the Past and the Present

By |2019-05-22T13:31:55-06:00November 2nd, 2016|Articles|

Written by Ann Bond Visitors to Chimney Rock National Monument will have a safer hike to the mesa top next year following work completed this month by a Native American crew from Zuni Pueblo, a New Mexico tribe with cultural ties to the Ancestral Puebloans who built the ancient structures. Chimney Rock, which became a [...]

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