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

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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

History Publications

1949 COLM brochure cover

1949 Brochure Cover

Online Publications Related to Colorado National Monument

Talking about a Sacredness: An Ethnographic Overview a work on Ute cultural sites in Colorado National Monument by cultural anthropologist Dr. Sally McBeth.

Classic Western Quarrel A History of the Road Controversy at Colorado National Monument

The CCC 75th Anniversary website offers books on the history to the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Have a look at nostalgia. There are a few Colorado National Monument brochures over the years at this link. Scroll down to "Colorado" and you can look at 1949, 1958, 1964, 1975.

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...