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.
Colorado National Monument to Waive Entrance Fees In Honor of Veterans Day Weekend Saturday, November 10 through Monday, November 12
In celebration of Veterans Day, Colorado National Monument will offer free admission on Saturday, November 10 through Monday, November 12. This fee free weekend is offered to all visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States armed forces and their families.
This fee free weekend has been observed since 2006. Waiving entrance fees to all public lands on Veterans Day and Veterans Day Weekend is one way to show appreciation for the millions of men and women who fight to keep America's public lands accessible to all Americans.
In appreciation of our veteran's noble sacrifice and service to their country, all veterans of any era and all military personnel and their families who visit Colorado National Monument during Veterans Day Weekend will receive a 10% discounts on all items in the Colorado National Monument Association bookstore located at the Visitor Center.
Besides a fee-free weekend, Colorado National Monument will offer visitors the opportunity to participate in ranger led programs:
Saturday, November 10
3:00 p.m. Porch Talk, "Living on the Edge - Desert Bighorn Sheep." Once on the brink of extirpation, today the desert bighorn sheep population is thriving in and around Colorado National Monument. Learn what it takes to survive in this vertical environment and discover a few of their unique adaptations. Meet at the Visitor Center. 20 minutes.
Sunday, November 11
1:00 p.m. Canyon Rim Ramble Guided Walk
3:00 p.m. Carving the Canyons
Wind and ice, sand dunes and floods, have all left their mark on the Monument's sheer-walled canyons and massive rock towers. Come hear a geologic story that spans over a billion years. Meet at the Visitor Center. 20 minutes.
To learn more about visiting Colorado National Monument, visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/colm
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.