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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

  • Traffic delays near the West (Fruita) Entrance on State Highway 340

    Traffic delays on Colorado State Highway 340 (near the west entrance) will occur throughout the month of June. Call the road construction hotline 970-314-5540 for more details.

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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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...