Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily
Please drive safely! Winter driving conditions exist on park roadways. Call 970-858-3617 Extension 402 for a current road report. Trails are covered by 5"-10" of snow in most locations.
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!
If transportation costs are an issue, or if you are interested in being notified about future scholarship applications please contact us: 970-858-3617 ext. 367 or e-mail us .
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...