Visitor Centers

Saddlehorn Visitor Center

The visitor center is a good place to start your adventure. It is located just four miles from the west entrance in Fruita, and is right next to the Saddlehorn Campground. The visitor center, exhibits, and restrooms are open every day, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1).

Stop by the information desk to talk with a park ranger or a volunteer for trip advice, park information, Junior Ranger booklets, and more. A bookstore operated by the Colorado National Monument Association offers books, souveneirs, puzzles, clothing, and snacks.

There is a water fountain with a water bottle filling station located out front. Remember to fill up your water bottles before you head out into the Monument, since no water is available on the trails.

The eighteen-minute-long park movie, released in 2022, is shown upon request in the auditorium. Take a walk through the exhibit hall to learn about the natural and human history of the monument.

Ranger programs are offered each year from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Check at the visitor center desk for the day's schedule.
Visitor Center Exhibits
Visitor Center Exhibits

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Last updated: December 12, 2023

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1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521


970 858-2800

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