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

    Colorado

    National Monument Colorado

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Memorials and Scatterings

Please call 970-858-3617 Ext: 300 for more details before submitting an application for activities.

Spreading of Cremains or Scattering Ashes

FREE permit required, contact the Special Use Coordinator at 970 858-3617, Ext: 300.

Entrance fees will apply to each vehicle entering the monument.

 

How To Apply

Contact the Special Park Use Coordinator at 970-858-3617 Ext: 300
Colorado National Monument
1750 Rim Rock Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81521

All applications will be handled in the order they are received. Standard requests can be processed in 10 business days. Requests that involve multiple locations, complex logistics, and coordination with other NPS divisions or visitor activities may require a minimum of four weeks to process. A minimum of four weeks is also required to process permits for projects that need additional environmental compliance.

 

Rules and Regulations

1. Please limit the number of vehicles in your party to 10 as parking space is limited. For large gatherings you should consider car pooling or buses to transport your guests.

2. Special Use Permits issued for most facilities and areas will be limited to three hours.

3. Activities may not interfere with normal visitor use of the Park; therefore, areas will not be closed to public access during the event.

4. Park personnel will not be available to offer special assistance for traffic, parking, or other logistical needs associated with your wedding.

5. All participants associated with a Special Park Use event such as a wedding must observe and comply with all Park regulations, including those regarding the storage, handling of food and disposal of trash and garbage.

6. Amplification of sound before, during, or after the ceremony and connection to park utilities is not permitted.

7. Animals are to be kept on a leash at all times and under physical control and pets, other than service animals are prohibited in the backcountry.

8. Any event that interferes with the normal activities of visitors, such as the closing of trails, overlooks or public use facilities, will not be allowed.

9. No disturbance of vegetation or other natural objects is allowed.

10. Park regulations do not permit the throwing or scattering of rice, birdseed, flower petals or any similar material. In addition, the release of animals including birds, butterflies or other insects is prohibited. Leave the site as you found it, or better.

11. Buildings or structures cannot be used for attachments (such as banners or flowers).

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If you are not sure that your event requires a permit or you have other questions, contact:
Special Use Coordinator National Park Service
1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521
970-858-3617 Ext: 300 phone
970-858-0372 fax

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.