Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rim Rock Drive is OPEN Be on the lookout for Desert Bighorn Sheep along Rim Rock Drive. There also may be minor traffic delays near the East Entrance over the coming weeks. Watch for construction flaggers on the roadway.
Deck Our Halls With Your Monumental Memories
Colorado National Monument invites the local community to submit photographs for a “Monumental Memories Exhibit” that will be on display in the Visitor Center throughout the holiday season.
Local residents are invited to submit photos highlighting families and friends creating memories at the Monument. Photos could include hiking, biking, picnicking, rock climbing, wedding ceremonies, gathering with friends and family, school trips, or whatever activity makes Colorado National Monument special to you. These photos should be a standard 3x5 or 4x6 snapshot size. Vintage photographs smaller than 8x11 inches can be submitted. Photographs must be received at the Visitor Center by December 3, 2008.
The unveiling of the “Monumental Memories Exhibit” will take place during the Holiday Open House at Colorado National Monument Visitor Center on December 13 and 14, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. All visitors will receive a 20 % discount on purchases throughout the weekend long event.
Photo submission guidelines* - must be received at the Visitor Center by December 3, 2008.
Mail photos to: Monumental Memories
Photos can also be dropped off at the Colorado National Monument Visitor Center which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Questions – Please call 858-3617, 360
* Photos will not be returned. If you wish to keep your original photographplease have a copy made on photo quality paper.
Please fill out the following and attach to the back of your photo:
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(1) Name of Person Submitting Photo:
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.