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Welcome to Colorado National Monument's Fee-Free Weekends

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Date: June 26, 2009

The National Park Service cordially invites everyone to be our guest at Colorado National Monument on July 18-19 and August 15-16. During these weekends, entrance fees will be waived. However, campground fees will be charged. Colorado National Monument will offer visitors the opportunity to participate in several ranger-led programs: to be announnced.

During the fee-free weekend, visitors can also take advantage of a 15 percent discount on all
T-shirts in the Colorado National Monument Association bookstore located at the visitor center.

To learn more about visiting Colorado National Monument, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/colm or call 970-858-3617, 360.

To learn more about fee-free weekends in national parks around the country, go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

Did You Know?

climbers on Independence Monument

Each Independence Day, local climbers scale the iconic Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument and raise an American flag on top. This tradition dates back to early park promoter John Otto, whose route up Independence Monument climbers still follow.