Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily
Please drive safely! Winter driving conditions exist on park roadways. Call 970-858-3617 Extension 402 for a current road report. Trails are covered by 5"-10" of snow in most locations.
Fee-Free Weekend July 18-19
Be Our Guest at Colorado National Monument for Fee-Free Weekend July 18 - 19.
The National Park Service cordially invites everyone to be our guest at Colorado National Monument on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. This will be the second of three fee-free weekends offered this summer. The final fee free weekend will be August 15-16. 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 of daily ranger programs and locations to meet is as follows.
Saturday, July 18. Meet at the visitor center for all programs:
Sunday, July 19. Meet at visitor center for all programs.
During the fee-free weekend, visitors can also take advantage of a 15% discounts 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?
Independence Monument is all that remains of a continuous ridge that once formed a wall between Monument and Wedding Canyons. A cap of durable Kayenta rock has protected this picturesque 450 feet (137 meters) high monolith from the relentless erosion that carried away the surrounding rock.