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


    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.

Support Your Park

If you are looking for ways to help support Colorado National Monument in its efforts to preserve and protect the spectacular natural and cultural features, consider joining the Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA). CNMA exists solely for the purpose of supporting Colorado National Monument. Follow the navigation links on the left to become a member and to buy books and gifts.

Colorado National Monument Association is a non-profit educational organization working in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS). The CNMA uses proceeds from its bookstore to support interpretive and educational programs and to fund research projects.

Visit their website at: http://www.coloradonma.org

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.