Colorado National Monument allows weddings in the following locations:

Application Forms and Further Information:
A non-refundable administrative fee of $150.00 will be charged to cover the costs associated with issuing a standard permit. This fee includes, but is not limited to, the average time of processing fees, permit development, consultations with permittee, managerial consultations and billing.

If monitoring is required, a charge of $50.00 per hour/per employee will be assessed. Monitoring is required for requests that involve multiple locations, complex logistics, coordination with other NPS divisions or additional environmental compliance.

All applications will be handled in the order they are received. Standard requests can be processed in 10 business days. A minimum of four weeks is also required to process permits for events that are complex or which need additional environmental compliance. Please submit your application as far in advance of your event as possible. Short-turnaround permit requests may be denied.

You can apply for a Special Use Permit by completing this form and e-mail us. Application fees can be paid over the phone with a credit card by calling (970) 858-2823.

Rules And Regulations

  1. Please limit the number of vehicles in your party if possible. Consider carpooling or buses to transport your guests.

  2. All guest vehicles will be required to pay the entrance fee or show a valid pass. To coordinate payment in advance, call (970) 858-2823.

  3. Special Use Permits that are issued for most facilities and areas will be limited to three hours.

  4. Activities may not interfere with normal visitor use of the park; therefore, areas will not be closed to public access during the event.

  5. Park personnel will not be available to offer special assistance for traffic, parking, or other logistical needs associated with your wedding.

  6. All participants must observe and comply with all park regulations, including those regarding the storage and handling of food and disposal of trash.

  7. Amplification of sound before, during, or after the ceremony and connection to park utilities is not permitted. Live music and small Bluetooth speakers are allowed.

  8. Animals are to be kept on a leash at all times and under physical control. Pets, other than service animals, are prohibited on park trails and in the backcountry.

  9. Any event that interferes with the normal activities of visitors, such as the closing of trails, overlooks or public use facilities, will not be allowed.

  10. No disturbance of vegetation or other natural objects is allowed.

  11. Park regulations do not permit the throwing or scattering of rice, birdseed, flower petals or any similar material. In addition, the release of animals including birds, butterflies or other insects is prohibited. Leave the site as you found it, or better.

  12. Buildings or structures cannot be used for attachments (such as banners or flowers).

  13. If your event is catered, food must be purchased ahead of time and cannot be sold on-site due to commercial services regulations.

If you have questions about the permitting process, e-mail us or call (970) 858-3617 x331.

Last updated: April 1, 2024

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1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521


970 858-2800

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