Visitor Center is OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily
Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.
Traffic delays near the West (Fruita) Entrance on State Highway 340
Traffic delays on Colorado State Highway 340 (near the west entrance) will occur throughout the month of June. Call the road construction hotline 970-314-5540 for more details.
Art Exhibit of the Century
The Colorado National Monument and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture will host an opening reception for the "Exhibit of the Century" art contest winners on Friday evening at Grand Junction City Hall, January 7 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.
The Colorado National Monument's "Exhibit of the Century" winners will exhibit their works reflecting the Colorado National Monument as part of our Centennial Celebration. Twenty artworks, including photographs, paintings, and pen and ink drawings, will be on display and many of the pieces will be for sale by contacting the individual artists. Best-of-show, first, second, and third place winners will be announced at the opening reception.
The Exhibit will be on display and open to the public at: Grand Junction City Hall, from January 7-March 30, 2011 (8-5 daily) Mesa County Building April 1-June 30, 2011 (8-5 daily).
An additional People's Choice online competition will also take place from Jan. 8 through Feb. 28. The public is invited to vote online at www.coloradonma.org.
For more information about the event, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/colm/ or call 970/858-3617, ext. 360.
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