The human history of Colorado National Monument and the land that surrounds it dates back approximately 11,000 years. The stories and history of all of the people who have called this area home are as varied as the people themselves.

The monument, which was established in 1911, protects human history and stories along with the spectacular natural features that are found here. You can learn more about their stories on these pages.


Last updated: March 5, 2024

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