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.