Open May 15th – October 21, 2024

CRIA’s Special Programs must be booked through or by calling 1-877-444-6777. A $1 non-refundable booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center. Purchasing your tickets in advance is the only way to guarantee a spot.

It is important to make reservations at least 12 hours in advance of your event to ensure adequate time for your tour guide to receive notification from and plan the tour/program accordingly.

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Volunteers light the trail to the mesa top for a full moon program before the twin spires. A speaker tells the story of the people and their likely relationship with the moon, sun, and stars.

View the partially illuminated moon or enjoy the night sky in a truly dark-sky environment. Enjoy the night sky and see many of the brighter objects that are visible.

This tour offers a wonderful opportunity to observe and learn about birds native to the Chimney Rock area.

This guided tour takes visitors 1/3 of a mile up the Great Pueblo Trail and makes several stops along the way to enjoy the ancient Puebloan structure.

Learn about the connection of Chimney Rock to the greater Chaco Culture, the significance of the mesa-top Great House, and the day-to-day lives of the inhabitants of Chimney Rock.

Experience the sunrise amid Chacoan landscapes in the San Juan mountains.

This tour explores local geology and its relationship to the daily lives of the ancestral Puebloans.

Step back in time at this family-friendly festival full of interactive activities and a Native American Market.

Join us for an introduction to some of the plant species that grow at Chimney Rock and their uses by ancestral Puebloan people.

This class is part art, part reflection, part nature study, and a little visit to Chimney Rock National Monument – all rolled into one!

A family-friendly way to experience nature’s night-time wonders in serenity and silence.

Walk the nature trail and listen to live Native American flute music with an amazing view of the pinnacles above.

The Plein Air Workshop is offered once a month on a Saturday.  Participants will be introduced to the process of “plein air” painting – the act of painting outdoors to capture the spirit and essence of a landscape by incorporating natural light, color and movement.

Plein Air