Fee-Free Weekend August 14 & 15
The National Park Service cordially invites everyone to be our guest at Colorado National Monument on Saturday, August 14 and 15.
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that the waived fees are being offered as a way to encourage Americans seeking affordable vacations to explore their national parks and national refuges. The initiative was also designed to encourage people to connect with the great outdoors and engage in healthy activities. In addition to the August date, entrance fees will be waived for National Public Lands Day on September 25, 2010.
Besides a fee-free weekend, Colorado National Monument will offer visitors the opportunity to participate in several ranger-led programs throughout the weekend:
Saturday, August 14
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. "Looking for Lizards" guided hike
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. "Canyon Carving Forces" porch talks
Sunday, August 15
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. "Canyon Rim Ramble" guided hike
1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. "Desert Wildlife" porch talk
2:30 p.m. "Canyon Carving Forces" porch talk
During the fee-free weekends, visitors can also take advantage of a 10 percent discount on all items in the Colorado National Monument Association bookstore located at the visitor center.
To learn more about visiting Colorado National Monument, call 970-858-3617, 360. To learn more about fee-free weekends in national parks around the country, go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Did You Know?
Colorado National Monument's 23-mile Rim Rock Drive was built almost entirely using picks, shovels, and sheer muscle strength to remove massive rocks and debris. The engineering skill of Rim Rock Drive workers can be seen today in the road's tunnels and stonework. More...