Alerts & Conditions


Bright yellow flowers, called Snakeweed, bloom in the foreground in front of orange cliffs and canyons.
A view across Wedding Canyon on an autumn afternoon.

NPS Photo / K. Thomas

Current Conditions

All roads within the Monument are open.

Monument Canyon Trail near the trailhead is under construction and will be closed during workdays and some weekends due to hazardous hiking conditions and overhead danger. The trail will be closed 0.2 miles from the upper trailhead, at the intersection of Monument Canyon and Coke Ovens Trails. Visitors can continue to use the Coke Ovens Trail but cannot proceed further down into Monument Canyon. The trail will be closed 5.5 miles up canyon from the lower trailhead. The Monument Canyon / Wedding Canyon Loop will remain open. Signs will be posted at both trailheads, near the intersection of Monument/Wedding Canyon Trails, and at both of the closures.
Monument Canyon Trail Closure Dates:

  • 9/19-9/22
  • 9/26-10/4
  • 10/10-10/18
  • 10/23-10/27
  • 10/30-11/3

Restroom Temporary Closures

On Monday, March 27th, contracted work to replace fixtures in the monument's restrooms will begin. The restrooms at Saddlehorn Campground and Picnic area will be closed in stages during construction. Portable toilets will be available during the closure. For campers, the restrooms at Loop A and B won't be closed at the same time. One will stay open while the other is being worked on. The project is scheduled for completion in Fall 2023.

Additional Information

There is a trail restoration project underway for the upper part of Monument Canyon, which will be completed in 2023. Some closures of the upper portion of the trail may be necessary. The project website has information on work schedules and closures.

Saddlehorn Amphitheater is undergoing a restore and rebuild process. Construction will keep this area closed until the project is completed. Work is underway beginning mid-2022 and continues through 2023.


Last updated: September 25, 2023

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