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.
Academic Fee Waiver
Fee waiver requests for Colorado National Monument are processed by the Fee Waiver Coordinator. To qualify for a fee waiver, the purpose of the visit must be educational rather than recreational and must be related directly to the resources of the area. Please submit requests at least 3 weeks prior to your scheduled visit.
Requests for fee waivers must be made by a recognized educational institution on school letterhead. The letter must include information regarding the specific educational purpose of the trip (i.e. class curriculum or content standards addressed), the date of the scheduled trip, and the number of students, teachers, and chaperones participating.
Please note that camping fees are not waived for educational groups.
Download Academic Fee Waiver application here. (133 KB pdf)
Colorado National Monument
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.