Rim Rock Drive is OPEN - Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rim Rock Drive is OPEN Be on the lookout for Desert Bighorn Sheep along Rim Rock Drive. There also may be minor traffic delays near the East Entrance over the coming weeks. Watch for construction flaggers on the roadway.
Saddlehorn Campground is located near the Saddlehorn Visitor Center, four miles from the west entrance (near Fruita, CO), and is the only established campground within the Monument.
For a detailed map of the Saddlehorn Campground click here.
Pets are allowed at campsites, but must be leashed, well behaved, and attended at all times. Please clean up your pet waste and place in garbage receptacles.
An accessible campsite is available and is reserved for the use of mobility-impaired persons only.
Sites are generally available at Saddlehorn Campground, except during holiday weekends or sometimes during festivals that are held around the Grand Valley. Check at the entrance stations upon arrival.
Backcountry camping is also permitted. A free backcountry permit is required and may be obtained at the visitor center. Water is not available in the backcountry, even during spring runoff due to a high Selenium content. Remember to take plenty of water with you: one (1) gallon (4 liters) per person is recommended per day in the summer months. Have a fabulous stay in red rock country!
Other national park information is in Nearby Attractions.
Did You Know?
Colorado National Monument's 23-mile Rim Rock Drive was built almost entirely using picks, shovels, and sheer muscle strength to remove massive rocks and debris. The engineering skill of Rim Rock Drive workers can be seen today in the road's tunnels and stonework. More...