New Visions of Chimney Rock Program

By Nadia Werby
Special to The SUN

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association would like to invite you and your family to the Visions of Chimney Rock Program on Sunday, June 16.

This is a free program which is perfect for those with limited time and people who cannot do the walking tour, especially older adults and young children, those with physical limitations, and those who work during the week.

At this month’s Visions Program, Linda Medici, a Chimney Rock volunteer, will discuss,“Weaving yesterday and today” and Charles Martinez will play his flutes. 

The discussion will be about the natural dyes and materials used a thousand years ago, then move to materials we might use today.  There will also be a great demonstration on a table loom, thanks to Doug and Pam Ramsey of La Plata Farms, and there will be minilooms set up along with instructions.  There is only enough time to make a sample weave, but guests will be able to take the sample with them as an example and perhaps try it at home.

This program is free of charge and is appropriate for any age. The whole family is encouraged to attend: children, parents and grandparents.

Guests for this event should arrive at 4:30 p.m. and drive to the upper parking area, which is paved and has restrooms. There is some seating available, but guests can also bring chairs. The program will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Though this program is free of charge, donations are greatly appreciated.

Call the cabin at 883-5339 for more information or to make a reservation for this informative and fun event.

Chimney Rock National Monument is an Ancestral Puebloan site located in the San Juan National Forest, 17 miles west of Pagosa Springs. The monument hosts many events during the season from May 15 to Sept. 30. The public activities are conducted by the staff and volunteers of the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, a nonprofit organization under the direction of the San Juan National Forest. Tours of the site are conducted daily in addition to special events such as the Full Moon Program, Night Sky Program and the upcoming Fall Solstice Program. Check out the website for a full calendar of events at

Sponsored by Chimney Rock Interpretive Assn., Inc., in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District.

This story was posted on June 13, 2013.