The Heart of the World

Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more than a monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.

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Explore, Create, Connect - Colorado National Monument is waiting!

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Opportunities for Camping

An 80 site campground awaits your visit! Camp year round. Some sites are available by reservation March - October.

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Take a Trip along Rim Rock Drive

23 mile Rim Rock Drive winds up switchbacks onto the mesa tops and then along the canyon walls before descending back into the valley.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger

Top 10 tips for visiting Colorado National Monument

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Kids & Youth Opportunities

Junior Rangers of all ages can find fun things to do at Colorado National Monument. (Photo by E Dawes)

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How do I know if an activity is allowed?

From the general management plan to the superintendent's compendium, you can find information on law and policy here.

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Visiting in Winter

The Monument is open for you to safely enjoy winter activities here.

Last updated: December 11, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521


970 858-2800

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