Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rim Rock Drive is OPEN There may be minor traffic delays near the East Entrance over the coming weeks. Watch for construction flaggers on the roadway. Always be on the lookout for cyclists!
Colorado National Monument to Receive $58 K in Recovery Act Funds
Colorado National Monument will receive $58,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
This is part of a $750 million investment in nearly 800 projects throughout the National Park Service, which was announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar earlier today in Washington, DC.
The money will be used to perform preventative maintenance of heavily used park trails with new seasonal trails workers. More than 160,000 people hike the Monument’s trails each year and they are in need of attention.
Monument Superintendent, Joan Anzelmo, expressed appreciation for the new funding that will provide much needed trail improvements. “Visitors to the Monument will directly benefit from this work during the coming summer and fall season.”
Did You Know?
Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.