Visitor Survey Results 2016

Every year the National Park Service (NPS) conducts a visitor survey. The survey was born out of the need to comply with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. This act held government agencies accountable for achievable results. The survey allows results to be compared from site to site …

Road Builders Hot Coffee and Beautiful Sandstone Inspire Your Day

The Road Builders label honors the efforts of John Otto Local residents LEM (Local Experienced Men) CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) WPA All of whom were involved in the construction of Rim Rock Drive, making it possible for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to learn about, play in, protect …

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 …

Spring Walks and Talks 2016!

Colorado National Monument Association is pleased to announce the spring 2016 line-up for walks and talks. Choose from Spring Flora and Geology, Biking Scenic Rim Rock Drive, Cactus Walk and slide presentations. Drum roll, please, and click on the link. CNMA Spring 2016 Walks and Talks Series Pre-registration is required. Call …

Monument Brand Peach Jam

What’s new, delicious, sells like hotcakes, tastes great on hotcakes, is part of the history of the environs of Colorado National Monument and has a beautiful vintage label featuring Colorado National Monument? COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT PEACH JAM! Monument Brand Peach Jam is a reminder of when Redlands farmers grew fruit …

Heart of the World comes to Rocky Mountain PBS

You saw it first at the Avalon on March 25, 2016! What a fabulous premiere of one segment was enjoyed on the big screen as we took a grand videographic tour of Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon, Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde. Now you can see the …

Heart of the World is the big news from CNMA newsletter

“Heart of the World” Premiere “This event will make all of us who reside in this state proud to do so.” Message from CNMA member Premiere Clarification: The recently sent flier describing the “Heart of the World”  as “A cinematic 3-hour documentary series that celebrates the centennial of the National Park …

Big-hearted Dakota members

Happy February from the heart of the world! Like John Otto’s tireless devotion to Colorado National Monument, the big-heartedness of CNMA members makes it possible for visitors from around the world to enjoy Colorado National Monument. We would like to give a shout out to Dakota level members: Craig and Karin …

Find your park in 2016!

Have you heard? The National Park Service will celebrate 100 years in 2016. It’s no secret. All 407 units of NPS are gearing up to celebrate. All across the United States citizens are encouraged to find their park. Even the President of the United States is involved with his Every …

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       …

Have you seen the latest newsletter?

Have you seen Colorado National Monument Association’s newsletter for October yet? It contains information on Colorado National Monument’s new Superintendent Ken Mabery, an article titled, “Dreaded Federal Shutdown Averted,” and an update from the Education and Interpretation department; also news that Serpent’s Trail is receiving an upgrade. What? You don’t …

New merchandise looks toward 2016

Have you heard? The National Park Service will celebrate 100 years in 2016. It’s no secret. All 408 units of NPS are gearing up to celebrate. All across the United States citizens are encouraged to find their park. Even the President of the United States is involved with his Every …

The CNMA 2016 Calendar is here!

Just arrived at Colorado National Monument; 366 days of beauty for 2016. Yes, the CNMA 2016 Calendar is here! The cover features photography by Randy Langstraat. Randy’s photo Fall in Ute Canyon also graces the month of October. Other cover-of-the-month photographers are: Greg Owens (January), Derrick Snider (February), Randy Langstratt …

Is Your Junior Ranger Ready for Spring?

Each year, about this time, in the weeks surrounding the vernal equinox, members of the National Park Service make the transition from winter uniform to summer uniform.  Most noticeable is the change from long sleeves to short shirtsleeves; or felt hat to straw-textured flat hat; or the leaving off of …

Hello from Atlanta

Hello from Atlanta where the buyer, manager and executive director of Colorado National Monument Association are meeting with hundreds of other like-minded non-profit professionals to bring you the best in customer service, memorable products and best public lands partnership practices. Does that sound like a mouthful?  It is.  Instead, let’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 …

Fall 2014 Hikes

Colorado National Monument in partnership with   Colorado National Monument Association presents Fall 2014 Hikes  Hike through Time in Upper Monument Canyon, Saturday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 8, 9:00 AM.Hike through 1.8 billion years of the Earth’s history along Monument Canyon trail with geologist Don Regan. We will discuss …

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 …