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


    National Monument Colorado

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    Visitor Center is open everyday except December 25

Our Staff & Offices


1750 Rim Rock Drive

Fruita, CO, 81521


General Information:
970-858-3617 ext 360



Superintendent: 970-858-3617 ext 300
Chief of Interpretation: 970-858-3617 ext 363
Chief of Maintenance: 970-858-3617 ext 346
Chief Ranger: 970-858-3617 ext 312
Chief of Resource Management: 970-858-3617 ext 313
Administrative Office: 970-858-3617 ext 304

Educational Fee Waivers: 970-858-3617 ext 367
Special Use Permits: 8970-858-3617 ext 365

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.