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.
Monument to Unveil Three Fossilized Discoveries
Colorado National Monument to Unveil Three
The National Park Service cordially invites you to join us at Colorado National Monument on Wednesday, October 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center for the unveiling of three major fossilized foot print discoveries from the Jurassic Period including the following:
* Newly discovered lizard track types that have never been found in the Morrison Formation before discovery on 9-22-2010.
* Recovered extremely rare turtle tracks only found in one other track site locality in North America. Discovered in Colorado National Monument in 2005.
From Wednesday, October 13 to Sunday, October 17 the public is invited to view the fossilized foot prints at Colorado National Monument's Visitor Center, from 9 am - 5 pm.
Did You Know?
With a large head and powerful jaws, the collared lizard is a carnivore. If you wonder why this lizard will hang around long enough for you to take its picture, know that the lizard is protecting its territory! More...