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

    Colorado

    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.

Firearms Regulations in the Park

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

Gun Regulations in the Intermountain Region

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website at www.colorado.gov

For additional information on Colorado Firearms Laws, use the search engine of your choice and enter "Colorado Firearms Law."

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.

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.