• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar


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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.


Tween Camp Participants

Camp participants at Ute Canyon View.

Photo taken by a  Tween Camp partipant.

Summer 2012 - Making Movies

As part of the Jr. Ranger Explorer Day Camp and the City of Grand Junction's Parks and Recreation STARS Tween Extreme Camp, 6-8th graders have been exploring the Monument and documenting their summer. Participants took photos, shot video and edited them in a computer lab at Colorado Mesa University. Check out some of their work!





Did You Know?

Rim Rock Drive

Colorado National Monument's 23-mile Rim Rock Drive was built almost entirely using picks, shovels, and sheer muscle strength to remove massive rocks and debris. The engineering skill of Rim Rock Drive workers can be seen today in the road's tunnels and stonework. More...