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
July 4th Celebration 2009
Colorado National Monument will commemorate Independence Day by raising the American flag on the top of Independence Monument, the tallest free-standing rock formation in the park. As more than 30 rock climbers scale Independence Monument, two ranger-led programs will take place at Independence Monument View Overlook and Otto’s Trail along Rim Rock Drive. After the last climber works his way through the final crux move of the climb, the climbing team will gather to raise the flag. The flag is expected to be raised between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. The best viewing locations for watching the flag raising ceremony will take place at Independence Monument View Overlook and Otto’s Trail.
Scheduled Ranger-led Programs:
For more information about the celebration, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/colm/ or call 970/858-3617, ext. 360.
Did You Know?
Colorado National Monument is located near the northeast corner of the Colorado Plateau, an arid semi-desert region located between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin of Nevada. The average elevation of the entire Colorado Plateau is over 5,000 feet! More...