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.
Colorado National Monument to Waive Entrance Fee on
ColoradoNational Monumentto Waive Entrance Fee on
National Public Lands Day
All National Park Service sites, including Colorado National Monument, will offer free visitor admission on Saturday, September 27, in honor of National Public Lands Day. All Entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fees, will be waived on this day. Normally, a seven-day pass to Colorado National Monument is normally $7 for a private, non-commercial vehicle.
In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Colorado National Monument will host a “Family Fun Ranger-Guided Hike” for children aged 5 – 12 year olds accompanied by parents or guardians. Together, the group will participate in a scavenger hunt, learn about animal signs and tracks, put those skills to use on the trail, and create a nature craft to take home. The meeting location is at the Devils Kitchen Picnic Area (near the East Entrance), from 10:00 am to noon. For additional information call the Visitor Center at 858-3617, 360.
Did You Know?
Desert bighorn sheep are considered a separate subspecies from their rocky mountain bighorn cousins. After many generations in a land of little rain, desert bighorns have adapted a special talent for lasting several days without water. More...