Insider Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit
A visit starts at home browsing our website, social, and rec.gov to make a plan. BUT...Sometimes things don’t go as planned. The cliffs and canyons of Colorado NM may be beautiful, but like many desert landscapes they have an "ugly” side. 100+ degree temperatures, biting insects, full parking lots and corkscrew trails and roads are some things that could lead to unexpected challenges. So have a plan B, and be like a rock – roll with it!
start planning >>> https://www.nps.gov/colm/planyourvisit/things2know.htm
Historic Rimrock Drive is narrow, steep, and winding in places, some will find the road thrilling while others find it hair- raising. If you find yourself behinda slow moving vehicle or bicycle, look for bighorn sheep or take time to enjoy the amazing views. Remember, only pass when it is safe to do so!
Scenic drive tips>>> https://www.nps.gov/colm/planyourvisit/historic-rim-rock-drive.htm
Learn about soil>>> https://www.nps.gov/colm/learn/nature/soils.htm