Ancient Fossil Display Extended
Colorado National Monument Extends Ancient Fossil Displays Through New Year's Eve, December 31, 2010
Colorado National Monument is pleased to announce that the new fossils currently in the Monument's Visitor Center will remain on display through December 31, 2010 to increase opportunities for the public to see these extraordinary new discoveries.
The three major fossilized foot print discoveries are from the Jurassic Period, include the following and are aged at approximately 150 million years.
Colorado National Monument's Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm and is located 4 miles from the west entrance station in Fruita, CO. Special gift items related to the exhibits and other unique merchandise are available in the visitor center bookstore. Please visit the park's website for further information at www.nps.gov/colm or call the visitor center at 970-858-3617 ext. 360.
Did You Know?
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.