Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rim Rock Drive is OPEN Be on the lookout for Desert Bighorn Sheep along Rim Rock Drive. There also may be minor traffic delays near the East Entrance over the coming weeks. Watch for construction flaggers on the roadway.
Thanks to generous grants from the National Park Foundation and the Grand Junction Junior Service League, Colorado National Monument has offered transportation scholarships to schools in Mesa County Valley School District 51.
Since fall 2011, 124 buses have been on scholarship, bringing 5,655 students to ranger-guided field trips at the monument.
If you are interested in being notified about future scholarship applications please
Did You Know?
The common raven displays abilities to play and problem solve rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, using a variety of sounds for communication. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and American Indian folklore.