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


    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily

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Saddlehorn Visitor Center

For first hand information, maps, and brochures, the visitor center is a good place to start your adventure. It is located four miles from the Fruita Entrance and near Saddlehorn Campground. It is open every day except Christmas Day. Operating Hours & Seasons.

The visitor center includes educational exhibits, an information desk staffed with knowledgeable rangers and volunteers, two twelve minutes movies and a bookstore operated by Colorado National Monument Association

Movies are shown on request. They include, "Spirit of Colorado National Monument" a pictorial overview and "The Geologic History of Colorado National Monument," each 12 minutes long.

Ranger Programs are located at the Visitor Center, daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Visitor Center Exhibits
Visitor Center Exhibit

Did You Know?

Rim Rock Drive

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...