Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily, Visitor Center is OPEN New Years Day.
Please drive safely! Winter driving conditions may exist on park roadways. Call 970-858-3617, Extension 402 for a current road report. Trails are covered by a few inches of snow in most locations.
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?
Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.