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.
Expect Traffic Delays Along Rim Rock Drive
Micro-surfacing along Rim Rock Drive will start on Tuesday, September 28 and take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The project will start at the East Entrance Station and progress toward the West Entrance Station (gate-to-gate.) Park visitors and Glade Park residents and can expect 10-15 minute delays through the road construction work zones. There may be multiple areas of work occurring at the same time, and in that case the combined delay time will not exceed 30 minutes. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should expect rough road conditions throughout the duration of this project. Bicyclists are reminded that they must obey all flagging stops in the work zones. Road surfaces will be rough and may have slick areas as well.
Tuesday: East Entrance to DS Road Turnoff – 4-miles
The National Park Service, Federal Highway Administration, contractors and subcontractors are all committed to minimizing impacts to visitors and community members. We ask for the public’s understanding and patience while the road work is ongoing.
Thank you for your patience. If things stay on schedule the project should be completed by mid-October.
Did You Know?
John Otto's efforts almost a century ago continue to help visitors experience Colorado National Monument. Of the 40 miles of trails available to hikers in the monument, many of them were first built by original park custodian John Otto. More...