Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rim Rock Drive is OPEN Be on the lookout for Desert Bighorn Sheep along Rim Rock Drive. There also may be minor traffic delays near the East Entrance over the coming weeks. Watch for construction flaggers on the roadway.
Vehicle Removal from Red Canyon Scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Contact: Joan Anzelmo, 970-858-3617 x300
Contact: Michelle Wheatley, 970-858-3617 x300
On Wednesday, May 7, 2008 East Rim Rock Drive will be temporarily closed between 6am - 9am and again in the afternoon between approximately 2pm- 6pm. Glade Park commuters are advised to use Little Park Road to avoid this road closure.
A 120 ton crane will be traveling from Colorado National Monument's East Entrance Station to Red Canyon on Rim Rock Drive to remove a car from the bottom of Red Canyon. The crane will take up both lanes. Cars and bicycles will not be permitted in this section of closed road.
Visitors may drive along Rim Rock Drive from the west entrance as far as Red Canyon Overlook but they may not continue east on Rim Rock Drive throughout Wednesday's car removal operation.
These road closures apply to bicyclists as well as to motorists.
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.