Vehicle Removal from Red Canyon Scheduled for January 29
On Thursday, January 29, 2009 the east entrance road of Colorado National Monument (Rim Rock Drive) will be temporarily closed between 6:00 am – 7:00 am to allow a 240 ton crane to travel from the East Entrance Gate, up the east hill and on to Red Canyon to remove the vehicle which went off the road on January 21. Traffic between the East Entrance Gate and the DS Road turn off will be held for approximately 60 minutes while the crane is in route to the removal site.
Glade Park residents are advised to use Little Park Road for morning commutes on Thursday and again Thursday afternoon to avoid these traffic delays.
Rim Rock Drive beyond the DS Road turn off to 16 ½ Road will be closed from 6:00 am until the crane leaves the park late in the afternoon. The crane will take up both lanes. Cars and bicycles will not be permitted in this section of closed road.
Access to the park visitor center to the Independence Monument Overlook will be accessible from the west entrance of the monument.
Photos are available at the following link: http://www.nps.gov/colm/photosmultimedia/photogallery.htm
Additional photos will be added to the photo gallery late on Thursday, January 29.
Did You Know?
Colorado National Monument is located near the northeast corner of the Colorado Plateau, an arid semi-desert region located between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin of Nevada. The average elevation of the entire Colorado Plateau is over 5,000 feet! More...