CRIA Lecture Series continues Thursday, Jan. 11

Photo courtesy Chimney Rock Interpretive Association
New infrastructure improvements at Chimney Rock include new entryway signage, additional parking, road improvements and more.

By Nadia Werby

Special to The SUN

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to host a special presentation by Paul Blackman, Pagosa District recreation program manager with the San Juan National Forest, on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Blackman will be including updates on the exciting new improvements to infrastructure at Chimney Rock National Monument. Learn about more improvements slated for spring and summer 2018 and ongoing archaeological research projects.

Some examples of infrastructure improvements that have been completed in 2017 are new entryway signage, additional parking, road improvements and more. The lecture is free of charge and will begin at 7 p.m., following CRIA’s social hour at 6 p.m. at The Springs Resort and Spa (Ecoluxe building) located at 165 Hot Springs Blvd.

The public is invited to join CRIA for its social hour preceding the lecture at 6 p.m. This is a great way to meet our amazing volunteer team and learn more about Chimney Rock and ways to get involved. Finger food will be available.

CRIA is a nonprofit organization which operates the interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument under a Participating Agreement with the USDA Forest Service/San Juan National Forest. For more information, please visit our website at