Monument Marathon Lane Closure September 27
The morning of Saturday, September 27, the east bound lane of Old Oregon Trail will be closed from 8AM until 1PM. The park is open normal hours of 8AM -5PM. To access the park please use the west bound lane. For more info http://www.monumentmarathon.com/ More »
Things To Do
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The visitor center has exhibits, information, an audiovisual program, and a bookstore. Works by photographer and artist William Henry Jackson (1843 – 1942) are displayed. Visitor center hours vary by season; Call for information. Service animals are welcome though-out the park.
A short trail leads from the visitor center to where Jackson camped during his trip west in 1866. You can see parts of the original road traveled by pioneers and their covered wagons.
You can reach the top of the bluff by driving the paved road or hiking the Saddle Rock Trail. Both routes are 1.6 miles long and begin at the visitor center. Self-guiding trails on the summit of the bluff extend from the parking area to two overlooks.
Did You Know?
The first living history demonstration (Pioneer Campsite) was held at the Monument in 1971 and was conducted by volunteers and Park Rangers.