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.

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Opportunities for Camping

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

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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.

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Hiking in the Wide Open Spaces

Come explore the trails of Colorado National Monument.

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Junior Ranger Opportunities

Junior Rangers of all ages can find fun things to do at Colorado National Monument. Photo E.Dawes

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How do I know if an activity is allowed?

From the general management plan to the superintendent's compendium, you can find information on law and policy here.

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Your Safety

Discover tips and tricks for visiting the Monument safely.

Last updated: July 18, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521


(970) 858-2800

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