Colorado National Monument Public Health Update

Temporary Changes in Monument Operations

Where it is possible to adhere to the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, the following areas are accessible to the public, including:

  • Rim Rock Drive and overlooks along the road
  • All hiking trails
  • Saddlehorn Visitor Center – The giftshop inside the visitor center will be open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Information from NPS staff will be available. The exhibit area and theater will remain closed.
  • Saddlehorn Campground Loops A & B. All spaces are available for reservation on www.recreation.gov. Any spaces not reserved 24 hours in advance are open on a first-come-first-served basis for one night only. Loop C will open on June 19, 2020. The spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Loop C has smaller parking spots and tight corners. Not suitable for towed or large vehicles.
  • All Restrooms.
  • Devil’s Kitchen Picnic Area and Parking – The Devil’s Kitchen Picnic area is open.
  • Saddlehorn Picnic Area.

How can you recreate responsibly?

  • Maintain 6 feet distance between yourself and others on trails and at overlooks.
  • Park only in designated areas, if a trailhead or overlook is full choose a different trail or overlook.
  • Be mindful of high-touch surfaces such as railings and toilets. Bring hand sanitizer.
  • Refrain from high-risk activities to save first responders for others
  • Follow Leave No Trace Seven Principles
  • Follow all regular regulations, such as no dogs on trails and driving at or below the speed limit.

Colorado National Monument is focused on ensuring employees, their families, volunteers, and visitors are safe by following the most current guidance from the CDC, and other federal, state, and local health authorities.

Last updated: June 17, 2020

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Mailing Address:

1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521

Phone:

(970) 858-2800

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