The Heart of the World

Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more than a monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.


Saddlehorn Campground

Looking to camp?

An 80 site campground awaits your visit! Some sites are available by reservation March – October, some sites are available first-come, first-served.

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Winter Storm Response Plan for Rim Rock

Winter Storm Response Plan for Rim Rock Drive

During winter snowstorms, Colorado National Monument may temporarily close the upper section of Rim Rock Drive. Winter Hotline: 858-3617 ext 402.

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Visitor Center Webcam

Saddlehorn Visitor Center Webcam

View from the Saddlehorn Visitor Center

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Hikers in Monument Canyon

Hike the Monument

Colorado National Monument's trails offer many opportunities for hikers. Hikes range from only 0.25 mile to over 14 miles.

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Bicyclist on Rim Rock Drive

Bicycling Rim Rock Drive

Bicycling the Rim Rock Drive is popular and challenging.

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