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.
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?
Desert bighorn sheep are considered a separate subspecies from their rocky mountain bighorn cousins. After many generations in a land of little rain, desert bighorns have adapted a special talent for lasting several days without water. More...