The Heart of the World

Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more than a monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.

NPS snow plow clearing snow on Rim Rock Drive

Winter Storm Response Plan

Information on developing storms and temporary road closures can be found at Colorado National Monument's Winter Hotline 970-858-3617 X350.

Looking on road winding through floor of a canyon

Take a Trip along Rim Rock Drive

23 mile Rim Rock Drive winds up switchbacks onto the mesa tops and then along the canyon walls before descending back into the valley.

Rock with circular indentions at cliff edge, canyon with red rock monoliths in background

Explore the Monument Virtually

Explore all the ways you can visit the Colorado National Monument virtually.

Last updated: October 25, 2020

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1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521


(970) 858-2800

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