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


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Rim Rock Drive Timeline

Rim Rock Drive timeline (18.6 KB pdf)

Rim Rock Drive timeline
John Otto on the trail
Trailblazer John Otto.
Rim Rock Drive timeline
Preparing the road cushion
Preparing the road cushion.
Rim Rock Road timeline
Masonry workers
Masonry work from the 1930s still exists today.
Rim Rock Drive timeline
Workers on Rim Rock Drive
Rock work on Rim Rock Drive.
Rim Rock Drive timeline
The fence crew
The fence crew.
The bison fence
The bison fence.
Rim Rock Drive timeline
Rim Rock Drive timeline
Cold Shivers crew
The crew at Cold Shivers.
Serpents Trail
The road becomes Serpents Trail.
Rim Rock Drive timeline
Trail of the Serpent
Trail of the Serpent.

Did You Know?

Rim Rock Drive

Colorado National Monument's 23-mile Rim Rock Drive was built almost entirely using picks, shovels, and sheer muscle strength to remove massive rocks and debris. The engineering skill of Rim Rock Drive workers can be seen today in the road's tunnels and stonework. More...