Winter Road Conditions as of 3pm 12/4/13
Rim Rock Drive is closed from DS Road to Independence Monument Overlook to all traffic, due to hazardous driving conditions from heavy snow and ice. The east and west hills are OPEN, expect slick conditions. Information Hotline: 970-858-3617, ext 402
Fee-Free Weekend August 15-16
The National Park Service cordially invites everyone to be our guest at Colorado National Monument on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16.
This will be the final of three fee-free weekends offered this summer. During these weekends, entrance fees will be waived. However, campground fees will be charged.
Colorado National Monument will offer visitors the opportunity to participate in several ranger-led programs throughout the weekend including two special Family Fun Programs.
The full schedule for daily ranger programs and locations to meet is as follows:
Sunday, August 16. Meet at visitor center for all programs.
Saturday, August 15. Meet at the visitor center for all programs.
During the fee-free weekend, visitors can also take advantage of a 15 percent discount on all T-shirts in the Colorado National Monument Association bookstore located at the visitor center. To learn more about visiting Colorado National Monument, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/colm or 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?
When desperate, golden eagles can take down animals as large as bighorn sheep or mule deer. Golden eagles can be seen in and around Colorado National Monument. More...