Colorado National Monument is constantly striving to make your visit more enjoyable by making facilities as accessible as possible. This webpage provides descriptions of the accessible facilities, services, and opportunities in the park. Many changes and improvements are in the works and we will implement them as we can.
To download a brochure and map of accessible facilities click here.
- Accessible restrooms are located at the Visitor Center, Saddlehorn campground, and Devils Kitchen Picnic Area (see below).
- Two accessible campsites are located in the campground, campsite #5, and campsite #70.
- The Devils Kitchen Picnic Area and the Visitor Center (see below) picnic area are also accessible.
- Book Cliffs View, Independence Monument View (see below), Coke Ovens Overlook, and Cold Shivers Point (see below) are accessible overlooks along Rim Rock Drive.
- At the Visitor Center, videos are open-captioned, and an induction loop is provided for users of hearing aids. Assisted listening devices are available at the front desk.
- Across Rim Rock Drive from the Visitor Center is the Alcove Nature Trail. The first 1/4 mile has a firm natural trail tread surface 5 feet wide with a average running slope of 7%. The accessible trail surface suffered damage during an August 2016 storm. Check at visitor center regarding trail status before attempting alone.
- An audio description tour of the exhibits is also available. Handheld tour devices are available at the front desk.
- Join us for a ranger-led talk on the porch of the Visitor Center, see below.
- BUS DRIVERS: Please drop visitors off at the accessible ramp into the Visitor Center, exit the parking lot, and drive around to the designated bus parking area. See below.
If you have accessibility questions not answered by this guide, please call the park's information center at 970-858-3617 x360 or x300 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. mountain time, or e-mail us.