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

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    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Firearms Regulations

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.



Gun Regulations in the Intermountain Region



It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website at www.colorado.gov



For additional information on Colorado Firearms Laws, use the search engine of your choice and enter "Colorado Firearms Law."



Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.

Did You Know?

Independence Monument

Independence Monument is all that remains of a continuous ridge that once formed a wall between Monument and Wedding Canyons. A cap of durable Kayenta rock has protected this picturesque 450 feet (137 meters) high monolith from the relentless erosion that carried away the surrounding rock.