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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Explore, Create, Connect - Colorado National Monument is waiting!

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Teachers and Students

Looking for educational resources? We offer a variety of distance and in-person learning programs.

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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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Plan Like a Park Ranger

Top 10 tips for visiting 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: August 30, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521

Phone:

(970) 858-2800

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