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.

The Your Pass Now logo over a photo of bighorn sheep on a rocky slope

Entrance Passes Now Available On-line

Visitors can now pre-purchase annual and seven day passes for Colorado National Monument.

Excavator removing four feet of road base. Dump truck waiting along side for the dirt and rocks.

Rim Rock Drive Road Construction 2018

From February through July 2018, road construction will be taking place. The road is closed in places. Please check frequently for updates.

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 X402.

View from the Visitor Center into Monument Canyon

Saddlehorn Visitor Center Webcam

The webcam captures images every few minutes so you can keep an eye on the canyon.

Two young women stretch a rain fly over a tent.

Opportunities for Camping

An 80 site campground awaits your visit! Camp year round. Some sites are available by reservation March - October.

Last updated: January 31, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521

Phone:

(970) 858-3617 x360

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