• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar


    National Monument Colorado

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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

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August 22, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday!
Colorado National Monument will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee on Monday, August 25.

August 20, 2014
Drones Banned in Colorado National Monument
Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters within Colorado National Monument is now prohibited and has been posted in the 2014 Superintendent's Compendium.

August 20, 2014
Monument Receives 2014 Ticket to Ride Grant from National Park Foundation
Colorado National Monument receives a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation. This grant will provide bus transportation for over 2,000 students from local schools.

June 23, 2014
Superintendent rescinds ban on hazardous material transportation
Superintendent rescinds ban on hazardous materials transportation on Rim Rock Drive but will be engaging the community and affected stakeholders on the issue in coming weeks.

June 21, 2013
Listening sessions to explore visitor activities at Colorado National Monument
The public is invited to attend meetings to explore the future of visitor activities at Colorado National Monument. Meetings will be held in Fruita and Grand Junction.

Did You Know?


The common raven displays abilities to play and problem solve rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, using a variety of sounds for communication. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and American Indian folklore.