Our History

The Colorado National Monument Association was first incorporated in 1964 as the Colorado – Black Canyon Natural History Association. In 1977 that organization was reorganized, and we acquired our current name, Colorado National Monument Association.


Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA), a nonprofit organization, exists solely to assist and support the Colorado National Monument. Proceeds from our retail operations, memberships, and donations support the Monument’s educational, interpretive, and scientific programs.


The tranquility and serenity of the Monument cannot help but impress all who stand and listen to its quiet beauty. Come and enjoy Colorado National Monument today.

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In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting important programs and services for visitors of the Monument, all members receive a 15% discount on bookstore merchandise and other promotions.

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Bookstore Art Gallery at the Visitor’s Center

November – December, 2017 Featured Artist: Bob Martin

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Order your limited edition COLM jersey today! Call or stop by the visitors center for more information.

Congratulations to our 2018 Calendar Winners!
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1st Annual Plein Air Event
October 3-7, 2017

Results and photos!

1st Annual Plein Air Event
October 3-7, 2017

During this week we invited over 20 artists to come and paint the beautiful scenery of the Colorado National Monument. Artists painted in and around the Monument on October 3rd - 6th. Exhibition and sale was held on Oct. 6th & 7th.

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