In January 2000, a Cactus & Succulent Club was founded in Grand Junction by Don Campbell, longtime member of the Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society in Denver. Forty individuals attended the inaugural meeting. In March 2000, the Grand Junction Club affiliated with the Colorado C&S Society as the Chinle Chapter.

In March 2009, the Chinle Chapter separated from the Colorado C&S Society, becoming the “stand alone” Chinle Cactus & Succulent Society.The Chinle C&S Society is one of over 75 state or local C&S Societies currently affiliated with the Cactus & Succulent Society of America. As of January 2016, there are about 60 members in the Chinle C&S Society.