Chimney Rock Archeological Area

Young minds encounter the distant past at Chimney Rock

PAGOSA SPRINGS – Chimney Rock National Monument opened to the general public for guided tours this week, but Pagosa Springs Elementary School third-graders had the place all to themselves earlier...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Zuni trail crew preserves ancestors’ legacy at Chimney Rock

PAGOSA SPRINGS – Visitors to Chimney Rock National Monument next year will have a safer hike to the mesa top following work completed this month by a Native American crew from Zuni Pueblo, a New...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Researchers create a virtual version of Chimney Rock in S.W. Colorado

Researchers want to make it possible for everyone to virtually walk through the ancient dwellings at Chimney Rock National Monument as the ancient pueblo people did. “We’re going to try to...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service finalizes plans for Chimney Rock

Forest Service officials have released the details of a long-term management plan for the Chimney Rock archaeological site, three years after President Barack Obama proclaimed the area a national...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

History around Four Corners informs present

Between Mesa Verde National Park and Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park and the Canyons of the Ancients and Chimney Rock national monuments, it’s no secret the Four Corners is an archaeological treasure...

DATE: March 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chimney Rock plan open for comment

The San Juan National Forest is accepting public comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Chimney Rock National Monument. The document analyzes the development of a management plan as...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ancient wisdom revisited

Western science studies the natural world by discipline: geology, botany, physics, astronomy, chemistry, zoology. ... Native American wisdom looks at the world as a whole, with humans as part of...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dancing to connect

Seventeen miles west of Pagosa Springs, above the Piedra River Valley, teetering on a narrow mesa, if not a ridge, the two spires of Chimney Rock quietly guard one of the most intriguing...

DATE: July 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds, kids visit Chimney Rock

CHIMNEY ROCK – Chimney Rock National Monument won’t open to the public until mid-May, but a few very special guests got advance access Wednesday. Butch Blazer, U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy...

DATE: April 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service plans 90-acre burn south of Chimney Rock

The Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest plans a prescribed burn of 90 acres this week on the south side of the Chimney Rock National Monument rock spires 17 miles southwest of...

DATE: April 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raising one to new monument

DENVER – Squash, corn and beans, plus some prickly pear cactus fruit for a sweet treat, formed the cornerstone of the diet for ancestral Puebloans who lived at Chimney Rock a millennium ago.History...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chimney Rock headed for the big time

Visitors to the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area find a landscape of stark, silent beauty. They find a place to contemplate the ancient past and to ask questions that may never be answered. Chimney...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News