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Life at Chimney Rock Festival features Indian Market

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association invites you to the Life at Chimney Rock Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

A major festival attraction is an invitational Indian Market featuring Native American jewelry, pottery, flutes, silver work, baskets and food. Family activities and interactive demonstrations of the skills of the ancients will include pottery making, pine cone toss, yucca pounding, corn grinding, and throwing the hunting spear, known as an atlatl.

Bring the whole family; the entry to the festival and Indian Market is free.

The Festival is at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, 17 miles west of Pagosa. Guided tours of the site, including the Chacoan Great House Pueblo atop the mesa will be available at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m., and will cost $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-11 (free for ages under 5).

For more information, call 883-5359 (from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or visit the website at

Life at Chimney Rock is sponsored by Chimney Rock Interpretive Association, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest and the Pagosa Ranger District. Visit the website for more information on the entire 2010 season.