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 – Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
  • Saddlehorn Campground: Reservations for Loops A and B can be made on Loop C is first come, first serve and is tents only.
  • Devil’s Kitchen Picnic Area and Parking – The Devil’s Kitchen Picnic area is open. Flush toilet restrooms are open.
  • Saddlehorn Picnic Area. Flush toilet restrooms open for the summer.

As of July 28, 2021, masks are required in all federal buildings and in congested areas, such as busy trails or overlooks. This is due to Mesa County, Colorado being an area of high Covid-19 virus transmission. This mask mandate may differ from county requirements.

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: July 28, 2021

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1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521


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