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Upper Section of Rim Rock Drive Reopens

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Date: December 14, 2011

Wednesday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m., Colorado National Monument will reopen the upper section of Rim Rock Drive from DS Road to Independence Monument Overlook to all traffic. Today, the Upper Section of Rim Rock Drive was plowed, sanded, and cleared of 4 inches of snow.

Expect winter driving conditions. Please use caution. Some patches of snow and ice may still exist.

Information on future developing storms and temporary road closures can be found by calling Colorado National Monument's Winter Information Hotline at 970-858-3617, ext 402

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Independence Monument

Independence Monument is all that remains of a continuous ridge that once formed a wall between Monument and Wedding Canyons. A cap of durable Kayenta rock has protected this picturesque 450 feet (137 meters) high monolith from the relentless erosion that carried away the surrounding rock.