Winter Road Conditions as of 3pm 12/4/13
Rim Rock Drive is closed from DS Road to Independence Monument Overlook to all traffic, due to hazardous driving conditions from heavy snow and ice. The east and west hills are OPEN, expect slick conditions. Information Hotline: 970-858-3617, ext 402
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?
Colorado National Monument's Independence Monument is 450 feet tall from its base to its top. The top of Independence Monument is 5,739 feet in elevation.