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

    Colorado

    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.

Self-Guided

Teachers wanting to facilitate their own field trips need to fill out a program request and academic fee waiver.

Reservations are required to allow us to better facilitate your requests and minimize resource damage.

Rangers are available to give a 15-minute welcome talk, which orients students to Colorado National Monument, the National Park Service and Leave No Trace ethics. Ranger welcome talks are strongly recommended at the beginning of your self-guided field trip.

Did You Know?

Independence Monument

Colorado National Monument's Independence Monument is 450 feet tall from its base to its top. The top of Independence Monument is 5,739 feet in elevation.