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 outside the visitor center. 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.
- Restrooms at all open areas.
- Devil’s Kitchen Trailhead Parking – The Devil’s Kitchen Picnic area parking will be open for trailhead access. The restroom in the picnic shelter is open, however, the picnic area will remain closed to use.
The following precautions are taken being taken due to the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Devil's Kitchen Picnic Area is closed
- Saddlehorn Picnic Area is closed
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.