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


    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN Oct 1-Nov 30 9am-5pm, Dec-mid March 9am-4:30pm

    Visitor Center is open everyday except December 25

Enjoy a Picnic

There are several great locations to choose from to enjoy a picnic at Colorado National Monument.

Devils Kitchen Picnic Area by the East Entrance has picnic tables, a shade shelter, charcoal grills, a drinking fountain, bathrooms and garbage/recycling.

Saddlehorn Picnic Area near the Visitor Center has picnic tables, charcoal grills, a drinking fountain, bathrooms and garbage/recycling.

There are also a few tables under a shade shelter at the Visitor Center, with nearby drinking fountains, bathrooms and garbage/recycling.

Devils Ktichen Picnic Area and Saddlehorn Picnic Area can be reserved for special events, permits and fees apply.

Picnic near the Visitor Center
Visitors enjoying a picnic near Saddlehorn Visiotr Center.

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Desert bighorn sheep

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