Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily
Please drive safely! Winter driving conditions exist on park roadways. Call 970-858-3617 Extension 402 for a current road report. Trails are covered by 5"-10" of snow in most locations.
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?
Colorado National Monument's Independence Monument is 450 feet tall from its base to its top. The top of Independence Monument is 5,739 feet in elevation.