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.
Be Our Guest at Colorado National Monument January 15-17
Fee Free Weekend January 15 - January 17
In honor of Martin Luther King, Junior's birthday, the National Park Service invites everyone to be our guest at Colorado National Monument January 15 through January 17. All Entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fees will be waived for the weekend. Normally, a seven-day pass to Colorado National Monument is $7 for a private, non-commercial vehicle.
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that fee free days are being offered as a way to encourage Americans seeking affordable vacations to explore their national parks and national refuges. The initiative was also designed to encourage people to connect with the great outdoors and engage in healthy activities. In addition to the fee free days in January, entrance fees will be waived for the following days in 2011:
During the fee-free weekend, visitors can also take advantage of a 10 percent discount on all items in the Colorado National Monument Association bookstore located at the visitor center.
To learn more about fee free days in national parks around the country, go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
To learn more about visiting Colorado National Monument, call 970/858-3617, ext. 360.
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