Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rim Rock Drive is OPEN Be on the lookout for Desert Bighorn Sheep along Rim Rock Drive. There also may be minor traffic delays near the East Entrance over the coming weeks. Watch for construction flaggers on the roadway.
Ken Burns Film Premier!
You are invited to attend a special screening of the film THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICAS' BEST IDEA at the Avalon Theatre on Sunday, September 27 at 7 p.m. FREE admission.
Colorado National Monument in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS will present a special advance screening of the first episode of THE NATIONAL PARKS - AMERICA'S BEST IDEA film.
Free admission and door prizes. Other sponsors include the Colorado National Monument Association, Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau, and REI.
Ken Burns' new television documentary was filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales — from Arcadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska — THE NATIONAL PARKS - AMERICA'S BEST IDEA. The six-episode series directed by Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan will air on PBS nationwide on six consecutive nights beginning Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2009.
During the week of September 20 – 26, Colorado National Monument will also host special daily screenings of a 1-hour preview of the 12-hour, six-part documentary film series: THE NATIONAL PARKS - AMERICA'S BEST IDEA , directed by Ken Burns. Daily screenings will be shown at 3:00 p.m. at Colorado National Monument’s visitor center. Presentations are FREE. The visitor center is located four miles into the park from the West Entrance Station.
Sunday, September 27 at the Avalon Theatre, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Special Advance Screening of the first episode of THE NATIONAL PARKS - AMERICA'S BEST IDEA, The Scripture of Nature, at the Avalon Theatre in downtown Grand Junction, Colorado. FREE Admission
September 20 – 26, 3:00 p.m.
Daily 1-hour preview of THE NATIONAL PARKS - AMERICA'S BEST IDEA film series at Colorado National Monument’s visitor center .
For more information, visit the parks website at http://www.nps.gov/colm/upload/ABI%20poster_final-2.pdf or call 970-858-3617, ext. 300.
Did You Know?
John Otto's efforts almost a century ago continue to help visitors experience Colorado National Monument. Of the 40 miles of trails available to hikers in the monument, many of them were first built by original park custodian John Otto. More...