• 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.

Transportation Scholarships

Transportation Scholarships

Download Scholarship Application here!

Thanks to generous grants from the National Park Foundation, the Grand Junction Junior Service League, and Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, Colorado National Monument has offered transportation scholarships to schools in Mesa County Valley School District 51 for the past several school years.

Since fall 2009, 270 buses have been on scholarship, bringing over 12,000 students to ranger-guided field trips at the monument!

Call (970)858-3617 ext.367 or email us with any questions or to check available dates.

School bus

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.