• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar


    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Book Cliffs Shelter

The Book Cliffs Shelter offers a panoramic view of Wedding and Monument Canyons, as well as views of Fruita and Grand Junction, the Book Cliffs, and the Grand Mesa.

1. Event participants must park in the Saddlehorn Picnic parking lot.

Book Cliffs Shelter viewed from below.
The Book Cliffs Shelter Viewed from the Canyon Rim Trail.
Book Cliffs Shelter
Book Cliffs Parking
Book Cliffs Parking area (limited to 2 vehicles for Special Events).
The view from the Book Cliff Shelter.
View from the Book Cliff Shelter.

Did You Know?

Independence Monument

Independence Monument is all that remains of a continuous ridge that once formed a wall between Monument and Wedding Canyons. A cap of durable Kayenta rock has protected this picturesque 450 feet (137 meters) high monolith from the relentless erosion that carried away the surrounding rock.