Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily, Visitor Center is OPEN New Years Day.
Please drive safely! Winter driving conditions may exist on park roadways. Call 970-858-3617, Extension 402 for a current road report. Trails are covered by a few inches of snow in most locations.
2011 Freedom Flies High Event
July 4th at Colorado National Monument
Celebrate Independence Day in grand style as the Mesa County Technical Search and Rescue Team raises Old Glory on top of Independence Monument. This tradition was started 100 years ago by John Otto, the Monument's first ranger.
10:15 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bring a picnic lunch, lawn chairs, sunscreen and water for this fun-filled day.
Call (970) 858-3617 ext. 360 if you have any questions.
Ice Cream Social, concert and commemorative celebration made possible by a generous donation from the Grand Valley Rotary Clubs.
Did You Know?
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.