“Heart of the World” premieres at the Avalon in Grand Junction

Rocky Mountain PBS Presents the Grand Junction Premiere* (a one hour segment titled “People”) click here – Heart of the World -to read all the details Friday, March 25th 7:30 PM Doors open at 7:00 Avalon Theater A cinematic 3-hour documentary series that celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service. Produced …

Bat Week Comes to Colorado National Monument

October brings some exciting events to Colorado National Monument visitor center. Next week we celebrate National Bat Week with a special evening program on Wednesday, October 28. Bats of Colorado National Monument program Flyer (1) Here’s a look back at archeology stations from last week’s Archeology Day       …

Coming up! Great CNMA hikes!

Colorado National Monument Association is pleased to announce the following spring 2015 events! Please note, registration is mandatory and space is limited. You may join Colorado National Monument Association at rimrockshop.com  

Spring Walks & Talks

Come join us at Colorado National Monument for the Spring 2014 Walks and Talks Series. You will find a full list and descriptions at the end of the post, but a synopsis follows. Note that most of the hikes do require pre-registration and more information is provided upon registration. Call …

Behind the Scenes with Local Teens

Short-Form Documentaries about Colorado National Monument Produced by Students from Central High School Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Colorado Mesa University, University Centr Ballroom (235 West) 7-9 p.m. Come watch incredible footage of desert bighorn sheep, scorpions, sunrise and the landscape of Colorado National Monument, captured by students from Central …

In the Tracks of the Dinosaurs

Join us for a special presentation on Thursday, August 15, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Visitor Center Auditorium by Paleontologist and National Park Service Intern Cyrus Green on the dinosaurs that roamed the Colorado National Monument 190 million years ago.  Cyrus has been chosen to conduct a comprehensive paleontological survey of …

Holiday Open House

Come meet the Colorado National Monument Staff and Board and the Colorado National Monument Ranger Team at our Holiday Open House, November 16 & 17, 1-4 p.m. Door prizes, discounts on merchandise, beautiful views!  

July 4th on the Monument

Colorado National Monument will commemorate Independence Day by raising the American flag on the top of Independence Monument, the tallest free-standing rock formation in the park. This tradition was started 101 years ago by the legendary John Otto. Mesa County’s Technical Search and Rescue Team continues this tradition of climbing …

Dinosaur Days with Dinosaur Train

Rocky Mountain PBS, the Dinosaur Journey Museum, the National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management Present….  Families can take a short hike while kids complete several challenges to become official “Nature Trackers.”  NPS and BLM rangers will be on-hand to answer questions.  This family oriented event, hosted at …

Spring at Colorado National Monument

By Denise Hight: Operations Manager — Spring is the season for rebirth and renewal, and what better place to renew your spirit than our very own Colorado National Monument?  Whether you want to hike a canyon, enjoy a family picnic, or join your friends and neighbors for some of our …

Spring Walks & Talks

Are you experiencing a strong case of spring fever? Never fear – the cure will soon be here! The Spring 2012 Walks & Talks programs promise to be better than ever this year.  There are of exciting programs for varying interests and skill levels. Check out the list here and …

Free Public Screening of “The City Dark”

A Search for Night on a Planet that Never Sleeps Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 PM Saccomanno Lecture Hall (Room 141), Wubben Science Building Colorado Mesa University THE CITY DARK asks a simple question: “Do we need the stars?”  Blending a contemplative tone with cutting-edge science and poetic footage of …

Road Update: West Side of Rim Rock Drive open at 4:30

Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., Colorado National Monument will reopen the west section of Rim Rock Drive between the west (Fruita) entrance station and the Visitor Center to all traffic. Earlier today, that portion of the road had been closed due to public safety concerns and the necessity …

CNMA Members Participate in Focus Group

On Saturday, February 4, several CNMA members accepted our invitation to participate in a focus group session.  They shared their ideas regarding what they like about CNMA, what we might do to better serve and engage our members, and ways to gain greater visibility in the community and attract more …