• 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.

Photography

Vistas
Pipe Organ and the Coke Ovens in Winter
Photos by Page Merrifield
 

A great place for Sunrise is Grand View.

A nice spot for sunset is Book Cliffs View.

Find these viewpoints on the park map.

Download the Sunrise and Sunset Times.

Check out the Photo Gallery for inspiration.

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.