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.
Entrance Fee Waived During National Park Week
You’re invited to be our guest at Colorado National Monument during National Park Week, which begins on Saturday, April 17 and continues through Sunday, April 25.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has waived entrance fees to all units of the National Park System to encourage the public to visit national park areas during National Park Week.
Here at Colorado National Monument, April is an especially wonderful time to visit and enjoy numerous activities including: hiking, bicycling, scenic driving, camping, wildlife watching, and wildflowers blooming.
Special ranger-led activities for National Park Week will include:
Hike to the Base of Independence Monument.
Where's That Critter Hiding Out?
Kids of all ages!
Colorado National Monument also has an official Junior Ranger program designed with activities for children ages 5 - 12. To become a junior ranger, families and individuals can pick up the free activity booklet at the visitor center front desk. This program is available seven days a week, year round, and is free of charge. Please call the park visitor center at 970-858-3717 ext. 367 for further information.
Did You Know?
Colorado National Monument is located near the northeast corner of the Colorado Plateau, an arid semi-desert region located between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin of Nevada. The average elevation of the entire Colorado Plateau is over 5,000 feet! More...