• 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.



Westbound on Highway I-70 towards Grand Junction, Exit 31 (Horizon Drive).
Follow signs through Grand Junction to the east entrance. The visitor center and campground are 19 miles from the east entrance.

Eastbound on Highway I-70 take Exit 19 (Fruita). Turn south on Highway 340 to the west entrance, which is approximately three miles from Fruita. The visitor center and campground are four miles up from the west entrance.

Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, United, and US Airways currently serve the Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Amtrak provides daily service to Grand Junction.

Many visitors ride bikes on Rim Rock Drive. Check out the regulations, suggested routes and maps.

Private Taxis
For taxi information contact the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Public Transportation
No services reach Colorado National Monument, however Grand Valley Transit provides public bus routes throughout the Grand Valley.

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.