Chimney Rock Interpretive Association
Over 1,000 years ago approximately 4,000 Ancestral Puebloans lived at what is now Chimney Rock National Monument. The ancient ones built more than 200 homes and ceremonial buildings on the high mesa. Four ancient structures have been excavated and stabilized for viewing.
The Monument encompasses 4,726 acres, preserving hundreds of prehistoric sites that dot the landscape around the twin spires known as Chimney Rock and Companion Rock. This home to the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians still has spiritual significance to many tribes.
This place is important, because it preserves a story and culture that is over 1,000 years old and without protection and preservation it is lost forever.
For over 20 years, Chimney Rock Interpretive Association has shared the story of the Ancestral Puebloan people with thousands of visitors from around the world all the while protecting this important part of history.
But it's taken the collective effort of people like you to protect places and the history they tell.
When you donate to Chimney Rock Interpretive Association ("CRIA") you are supporting an organization that is devoted to preserving, protecting, and educating the public on this culturally significant piece of history in southwest Colorado. Donations are vital in order to keep the gates open at the monument. We need your help to keep the interpretive program going at Chimney Rock National Monument.
Historic places reflect our past while enriching our future. Together we can preserve this Colorado gem for future generations.