Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily, Visitor Center is OPEN New Years Day.
Please drive safely! Winter driving conditions may exist on park roadways. Call 970-858-3617, Extension 402 for a current road report. Trails are covered by a few inches of snow in most locations.
Exploring the Evidence
Constructive and Deconstructive Forces
Watch the following videos of floods in the Monument. Notice the amount of sediment the water is carrying. After the water recedes, what evidence would you expect to see?
On your field trip, during your hike in No Thoroughfare canyon, look for evidence of flash flooding in the past.
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...