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


    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Field Trips

1. Choose a program - 2014-15 Ranger Guided Programs

Check these pages for detailed descriptions, sample schedules and pre/post worksheets for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9-12th grades.

Contact an Education Ranger to discuss a custom program if you don't see anything that fits your educational goals.

If you'd like to bring your class on a field trip without a ranger see self-guided. You will still need to make a reservation.

2. Make a Reservation (The earlier, the better, programs fill quickly!)

All field trips require a reservation (even self-guided). Please make your reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Download a reservation form.
Call 970-858-3617 ext.367
Email us
Fax 970-858-0372 (Attn: Environmental Ed)


Colorado National Monument Education Sites

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Did You Know?

climbers on Independence Monument

Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.