Winterfest’s Penguin Plunge

Support Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) by donating towards our “Sink Like a Rock” team that will be plunging into the freezing cold San Juan River! Enjoy the view from the San Juan River Walk right by the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce. Our 2020 team consists of Kathy O’Toole and Louis Miller. These brave souls don’t just jump in and get out, they REALLY plunge into the river! This is a family friendly event. Donations can be made through our Facebook page or at

Donate to Help Support Our Programs at Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) invites you to support our efforts to provide a meaningful, enjoyable educational experience through interpretive tours and special programs and to the long term preservation of our Colorado National Monument by donating to us. CRIA receives no federal funding and relies on donations, tour fees and grants to run the interpretive program.

Donations help to recruit, train and retain volunteers that are the backbone of this organization. Your donation also supports the interpretive program at the Monument which includes daily tours/special programs, complimentary school group tours and the Junior Archaeologist program.

Ways to Give

Friends of Chimney Rock

If you would like to become a  supporter of the volunteer interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument please click on the Donate button below.  Donations help support the daily operations at Chimney Rock National Monument.  This is a one-time donation at the level of your choosing. We collect donations through because it saves us a great deal on credit card processing fees.  Not only does it save us money, but it is also a very secure way of making a donation. When you click on the Donate button you will be directed to the CRIA’s Colorado Gives page.

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day. It’s more than just a day. It’s a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to give where they live and support Colorado nonprofits.  For the seventh consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day. Donations are accepted through

In hopes of raising funds for volunteer recruitment and the services that keep the interpretive programs at Chimney Rock National Monument a local attraction, CRIA is participating in Colorado Gives Day on December 4th, 2018.  Please share this with friends and family members and make sure to save the date to make your donation and ensure the future of this Colorado historic site. You can also schedule your donation in advance at

Amazon Smiles

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Chimney Rock every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to help support the interpretive program at the Monument.

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.  On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you’ll need to select Chimney Rock Interpretive Association to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.