Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rim Rock Drive is OPEN Be on the lookout for Desert Bighorn Sheep along Rim Rock Drive. There also may be minor traffic delays near the East Entrance over the coming weeks. Watch for construction flaggers on the roadway.
A Walk Through Time
"A Walk Through Time" On Rim Rock Drive
Sunday, August 29, 2010
The event starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues through 1:00 p.m., when the public is invited to walk, stroll, jog, or bicycle along 14 miles of Rim Rock Drive without motorized traffic. Canine friends will be welcome, but must stay on a short leash at all times and remain on paved areas. Pet waste must be cleaned up by owners. No dogs are allowed on the monument’s trails. Rollerblades, skateboards, and scooters are not permitted.
The event will start and finish at the visitor center complex located 4 miles into the park from the West Entrance Station at Fruita, CO. Event parking will be located in the Saddlehorn Picnic Area parking lot. Regular entrance fees will be charged, cars $7.00 and bicyclists who bicycle in $4.00.
Rim Rock Drive will be closed to all motorized traffic from the visitor center to the intersection of DS Road/East Glade Park Road between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The closure includes one hour before and after the event. Park access will be closed at West Glade Park Road/ 6 1/2 Road throughout the event.Rim Rock Drive from the park’s West Entrance Station to the visitor center will remain open to motorized traffic all day. The East Hill of Rim Rock Drive to the DS Road intersection will remain open to motorized traffic throughout the day.
The Colorado National Monument Association is co-sponsoring this event to raise awareness and support for the Monument’s Centennial in 2011. Donations will support future centennial celebration events. Donate $5 or more and receive an official Centennial commemorative pin.
Community Hospital will be hosting Tour of the Valley along Rim Rock Drive in conjunction with this event. Tour of the Valley bicyclists will be traveling on bikes from the East Entrance across Rim Rock Drive and out the West Entrance.
For more information, call 970-858-3617, ext. 364.
A Walk Through Time poster
Did You Know?
John Otto's efforts almost a century ago continue to help visitors experience Colorado National Monument. Of the 40 miles of trails available to hikers in the monument, many of them were first built by original park custodian John Otto. More...