Take a moment to imagine southwest Colorado without Chimney Rock National Monument…the climb to the Great House that you conquered and the awe inspiring views when you made it to the 7,000 ft. mesa top. Chimney Rock is rich in history and cultural heritage. This place is important because it preserves a story and culture [...]
Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) 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 participating in the Raffle for the Rocks. Raffle tickets are now available for [...]
By Stan Bush CORTEZ, Colo. (CBS4) – Visitors to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument see cliffs of red sandstone hiding stone castles abandoned for centuries. What they do not see is a cloud of uncertainty looming over the area southwestern tribes believe is sacred. In May, the Trump administration placed Canyons of the Ancients [...]
On July 5th, 10:30-11:30 am at the Chimney Rock visitors cabin area, T.J. Ferguson and Maren Hopkins from Anthropological Research Assoc. will outline the Ethnographic Project that has begun with the tribes of the Ancestral Puebloan people. They will explain the goals, how the project is structured, how we will be using the information, and schedule of the project. They will [...]
We're please to announce that Chimney Rock National Monument has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence based on the consistently great reviews we've earned on TripAdvisor.
Anne Herbst recently visited Chimney Rock National Monument and spoke with CRIA volunteers Susan Yalom and Pat Hasenbuhler. Watch the video by clicking HERE.
The CRIA Board supports the following call to action from National Trust For Historic Preservation... As part of the Trump Administration’s review of national monuments created since 1996, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is seeking public input on the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Join us in speaking up for the 12,000 years [...]
Come experience a unique part of America's heritage this summer in the shadows of Chimney Rock National Monument’s awe-inspiring twin spires! Chimney Rock will open for the 2017 season on Monday, May 15th. The site is accessible for guided walking tours at 9:30am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. During the peak season, July 1 through August 15th, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]