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

    Colorado

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

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Self-Guided

Teachers wanting to facilitate their own field trips need to fill out a reservation form 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?

John Otto on a trail with his horse and burro

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...