Colorado National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Joan Anzelmo
Preserving one of the grand landscapes of the American West, Colorado National Monument is bursting with sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, colorful formations, desert bighorn sheep, soaring eagles, and a spectacular road. Located within Colorado National Monument's 32 square miles is a fascinating landscape of deep canyons and soaring cliffs, reflecting the environment and history of the plateau-and-canyon country. The monument offers activities for visitors of all abilities and interests, including hiking, sightseeing and bicycling to name a few.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
20533.9
Highest Point: 
Rim Rock Drive
Highest Point Elevation: 
6673 feet
Visitor Count: 
332654
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Book Cliffs Overlook; Rim Rock Drive; Saddlehorn Campground; Serpents Trail; Uncompahgre Uplift; Colorado Plateau
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $4; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $7; Colorado National Monument Annual Park Pass: $20;
Nearest Major City: 
Grand Junction, CO
Gateway Communities: 
Fruita, CO; Loma, CO; Mack, CO; Grand Junction, CO; Clifton, CO; Whitewater, CO
Nearby Airports: 
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)