Happy Holidays from CNMA!

Warmest of holiday wishes to you from Colorado National Monument Association! We hope your Fall has been filled with peace, joy, love and lots of Colorado National Monument outdoor adventures.

Sojourns celebrates the 2016 NPS Centennial

It’s here! The latest volume of Sojourns magazine. Featuring landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and celebrating the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service. Feast your eyes on all the WPA posters within – and especially the two-page spread of Colorado National Monument with article and vintage photographs courtesy of …

The Road Builders have arrived!

In case you missed the News Release from Colorado National Monument’s Dan Hallet and Arlene Jackson,  work began this past week on the guard walls of historic Rim Rock Drive.  The news release says – in part – “When the road was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp, the WPA and …

Time to mail your last minute holiday cards!

“Clouds clearing after a winter snowstorm reveal the freestanding monolith of Independence Monument surrounded by snow laden trees, bushes, and canyon walls at the Colorado National Monument.”  What could be more beautiful? Just received at the visitor center bookstore; an additional delivery of “Snowfall” by Darlyne Wells Merkel. Notecards in …

Members Holiday Discount Continues through December

We hope you made it to the Colorado National Monument Association open house on Saturday, December 5! For one thing, the cookies were delicious. Coffee and cider were enjoyed by all. Another highlight was seeing so many CNMA members take the opportunity to meet Colorado National Monument’s new superintendent, Ken …

Time for a Hike?

Have you seen the billboards? The ones featuring Colorado National Monument via the stunning photography of Randy Langstraat? They are a credit to the efforts of CNMA Executive Director Marilee Langfitt who wrote a billboard advertising grant for Colorado National Monument Association. The electronic billboard near Highway 6 & 50 …

Reading the fine print on a Chico bag

If you are interested in all things good for the environment – if you make a habit of carrying your reusable shopping bags on grocery runs – you have doubtless run across ChicoBags in all their many styles. Colorado National Monument Association bookstore is pleased to carry reusable Chico bags …

Introducing Meet the Vendor

As the days grow longer and tour buses start to arrive, one piece of merchandise that seems to fly out the door in the shopping bag of each grandparent is our Wildthings Snap-On T-shirt for kids.  In hot pink, this shirt features butterflies. In navy blue, the focus is dinosaurs. …

2015 Calendars make the perfect gift

Give the perfect gift!  Ship the perfect gift! Support the educational programs and research at Colorado National Monument through your purchases from Colorado National Monument Association at the visitor center bookstore or online at rimrockshop.com.   You may also purchase 2015 Colorado National Monument calendars at several local businesses. Alida’s …

Fall is a great season for desert bighorn

It has been a wonderful season for Desert Bighorn Sheep sightings here at Colorado National Monument. Mixed herds and groups of half-grown lambs graze calmly in the environs of Fruita Canyon, preferring Balanced Rock and Dead Man’s Curve for choice vegetation. Seldom seen are the bachelor bands that gather through …

Goodbye to seasonal staff, Hello to 2015 Calendar

It’s October. The changing colors of the leaves on the cottonwood trees in No Thoroughfare Canyon and the golden stems of rabbit brush remind us the busy summer season is waning. Although tour buses of international visitors or U.S. citizens and school buses transporting area students daily continue to wend …

Proud of our local authors

What is a bookstore without books? What comes to mind when you see the words local author? A cowboy poet? Some reclusive scribe living anonymously in a cave? An investigative reporter sleuthing secrets of socialites? Colorado National Monument is situated between the desirable western Colorado recreational and retirement communities of Fruita …