2018 Calendar Winners

Art Calendar, months and cover: Dan Loge, Bob Martin, Nancy Lewis, Donna Fullerton, Brooks Powell, Eileen O’toole, John Lintott, Carol Marander, Roger Millway, Diane Fechenbach Grid Artists: David Mosier, Michael Bachman Photo calendar, months and cover: Rick Ahern, Angela Classen, Bill Davis, Donna Fullerton, Greg Gnesios, Randy Langstraat, Steven Miller, …

CNMA Receives Check from Alpine Bank

What an honor! Colorado National Monument Association has been recognized as a contributor to what makes Colorado great. CNMA was pleased to receive a check for $1876.00 from Alpine Bank. Happy Colorado Day, Colorado National Monument Association! As always, funds received by Colorado National Monument Association directly support the educational …

May Newsletter From CNMA

May 2016 Newsletter Chief Davison receives an award.  Monument Peach Jam hits the shelves.  Cactus is blooming.  Read all about it in the CNMA newsletter.  Just click the link!

CNMA Newsletter for April 2016

Looking for the latest newsletter from Colorado National Monument Association? Here it is! April 2016 CNMA Newsletter Want to receive the newsletter via email each month? Join CNMA and provide us your email address.  We’ll be glad to put you on the list!

Road Construction and bridge closure on Highway 340

Road Construction along Highway 340 has closed a bridge just west of 20 Road and Broadway making it impossible to complete the 40-mile Colorado National Monument bicycle loop. The good news is; you can still access all the hiking trails and all of Rim Rock Drive, although you may have …

CNMA Presents Flag for 4th of July Climb

Early on the morning of July 4th, Colorado National Monument Association Director Linda Spinner presented Jose Iglesias and the Mesa County Technical Search and Rescue Team a new flag to be raised on the top of Independence Monument. The tradition of the flag-raising began with John Otto on July 4, …

2014 Monument Calendar Released

The 2014 Colorado National Monument Calendar has been released! The front cover is local photographer Randy Langstraat’s ” Winter Embrace.”  CNMA would like to thank the photographers who submitted their work and donated their submissions for the calendar.       Twenty-three photographers have a presence in the pages of …

Volunteer at the Monument

Would you like to be a National Park Service VIP (Volunteers in Parks)? You can show your support for the Colorado National Monument by signing up as a volunteer at the Visitor Center bookstore. You’ll need to work at least two four-hour shifts each week April through September, be able to …

CNMA December Newsletter

Read the December Newsletter  for news on how to purchase the 2013 Monument Calendar, holiday gifts on our webstore, and upcoming events!

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!  

Moviemaking History at Colorado National Monument

Moab, Utah, is the moviemaking capital of this part of the West; over the decades a number of movies have been filmed in the Moab area, including the Hollywood westerns Wagonmaster (1949) and Rio Grande (1950), which thoroughly utilized the area’s dramatic landscape. In more recent decades, Thelma and Louise …

CNMA is seeking its next Executive Director!

Colorado National Monument Association EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Vacancy Announcement HIRING RANGE: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits OPENING DATE:  July 19, 2012 FIRST REVIEW OF RESUMES: July 27, 2012 CLOSING DATE: August 6, 2012 or until filled Responsible for ensuring that the association’s mission and vision are fulfilled through the effective management …

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 …

A true pipe dream: Fruita and Colorado National Monument

By Denise Hight – Operations Manager, Fruitans love Colorado National Monument. Only a few short miles from Fruita, its breathtaking scenery awaits us when we drive our cars or ride bicycles along Rim Rock Drive. Local residents and tourists alike camp, hike, and picnic in its canyons. Many of us …

Meet the Superintendent

By Denise Hight, Operations Manager — Lisa Eckert didn’t know she would become a park ranger during her childhood in Madison, Wisconsin, but she did know she wanted to work outdoors. Some of her fondest childhood memories include walking across frozen lakes in the winter and skipping across fields of …

What do you love about national parks? Help NPF share the best of the best

    National Park Foundation UNVEILS THE NEW www.NationalParks.orgCONNECTING NATIONAL PARK VISITORS, FANS & SUPPORTERS Powered “By The People, For the People”– New Community Provides Central Hub For Real-Time Information, Commentary, Photos & More From National Park Visitors and Supporters (Washington, D.C.) April 11, 2012  – The National Park Foundation …

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 …