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CNMA Summer 2023 News

Executive Director Update

How incredible that we’re all here as part of CNMA because of the love of a place! We all want to see the monument protected and appreciated. We all want to foster stewardship, but also a sense of wonder for the history, geology and ecology of our local national park.

It’s amazing to have such a supportive community of people who value the monument in such a deep way and who share our successes as we work hard to accomplish our mission together.

One of the most important pieces of our support and mission is education. CNMA always helps support the education programs here at the monument which included serving 1,209 individuals on field trips and 1,385 Junior Rangers (and counting) so far this year! We love seeing kids connect to this landscape and history and feel that these memories form lasting impressions and a special connection to the natural world

Photo: Ben Landolt, CNMA Intern

I’m sure you remember reading articles from Ben Landolt, the year-long social trails intern that CNMA helped to fund. Ben attended a Geological Society of America conference in Fort Collins, CO May 23-25. Your dues as members helped fund Ben's travel expenses and conference attendance fees. He sends his sincere thanks to CNMA for funding both his year-long internship and this opportunity to share his work at a professional conference. Providing our interns with an opportunity to further their professional careers like this is an important part of helping us develop the next generation of scientists and park stewards!  We’re really excited to introduce a visitor services internship this year and we lucked out with a fantastic and enthusiastic intern, Raven Patrick. You will hear more from her in the future on specifics, but she will be helping both CNMA and National Park Service staff in the visitor center, answering questions from visitors and giving programs. This internship is funded through the Mesa County Workforce Center which is a new partnership for CNMA and we really look forward to more internships in the future.

Karen just wrapped up the spring CNMA educational series with a total of 20 programs and 200 participants. Thanks so much to the presenters for sharing their time and passion and thanks to all of you who came to connect with the monument in this unique way.

One of the educational programs was at Hot Tomato who featured CNMA as the nonprofit of the month in May. We’re so grateful for their support and the other community partnerships like our beer releases at Ramblebine Brewing Company. Please extend a thank you to our community partners and show support to the businesses that support the monument.

We’re all about connections- connecting with our community and connecting people to this amazing park. This special piece of public land is for all people to spend meaningful moments in- whether through recreation, education or protection. I hope to see you all soon, enjoying our shared and beloved National Park!

With gratitude,


NPS News

School’s Out for the Summer!

by Nicholas Scarborough 

Education Technician,

Colorado National Monument

Education Ranger, Nicholas Scarborough, talks with

visitors at Saddlehorn. NPS Photo.

Is it officially summer yet? School’s out in our district, so I think we made it! I can’t be the only one who chose routes around town to avoid school zones during the semester. If it seems like school zones are everywhere, it’s because there are over 40 schools and 20,000 students in D51. Even though the Monument served a tenth of that, it still felt like a lot with only one permanent education ranger (me)!

Outside of special events, like the Mesa County Safety Fair in February, we served 1,209 education contacts in the spring 2023 semester alone. That number includes students, teachers, and chaperones. A little over half the groups we saw were from the Grand Valley. The other half were from across Colorado or even the country; one distance learning program was with a middle school in Florida! In the fall 2022 semester, we served 1,254 contacts – pretty close numbers! We had a couple of groups cancel this spring that couldn’t reschedule, otherwise we might have met the same number.

In my previous newsletter post, I mentioned Volunteers-In-Parks and EUREKA staff that help with programs – and they delivered! I broke my ankle at the end of February with surgery in March, so running the spring programs relied heavily on their availability and willingness to support the Monument. Since then, we also hired a seasonal ranger, Paul Bartling. He was once a fourth grade teacher and has been an incredible asset to our educational programming. Now that the semester is over, you might want to join Paul for an evening program or daytime ranger-led hike sometime!

This summer, the Monument isn’t hosting our own summer camps, but we’re still staying busy! Paul will be helping with some of EUREKA’s summer camps when their groups visit the Monument. I’ll be heading to Montrose a couple of times to assist with the Ute Indian Museum’s summer camps, led by my friend Kellie Carroll – who by the way gives a great Shavano Rock Art tour! Once a week, I’ll also be helping our Youth Conservation Corps, which will once again be led by the phenomenal Jacob Mainor who works in the Monument’s trails division. My other big plan for this summer is to create a handful more educational videos for the Monument – stay tuned!

Being on crutches, I was still able to attend a couple of CNMA’s spring programs. Deb Kennard provided an extremely interesting talk about the juniper trees of the Monument – several of which are almost 900 years old! Also, Tim Beagley, one of the education volunteers, shared a mind-bending talk at the Hot Tomato about the biology of rock varnish, another ancient life form of the Monument. Now that I’m almost walking normally again, I’m looking forward to attending more CNMA events and continuing to explore the outstanding public lands in our area.

If you’re interested in helping our education programs, send me an email or let anyone at CNMA know! I can always use assistance with leading classroom groups during the school year and fine-tuning our programs. Thanks for welcoming me into the community! I’m so grateful to live and work with all these amazing people and places.

CNMA Staff Updates

What’s in a Title?

by John Lintott

Operations Manager, CNMA

Hello members! I am writing to let you all know that as of April, I stepped aside from the “co-executive director” position at Colorado National Monument Association. But don’t worry! I’m still here. Now my title is “operations manager”.

Essentially, this move enabled me to do two things. First, I can focus more on the visitor center bookstore, product development, the association’s financials, as well as the numerous different things that we put together each year for community engagement, like the Monuments and Canyons Plein Air event, Ramblebine beer release, calendars, etc. I am able to spend my time working on keeping the bones of the association strong and healthy and leave the further development of the association to those more aptly suited to it, namely the amazing Johanna van Waveren, who is now the sole executive director.

The other aspect that this move has allowed me to do is to better balance my other career as a painter, and to spend much needed time with my family. That has always been my priority, especially now as I’m entering the phase of life when your kids begin to fly away from home. So, I’m determined to make every moment count.

I’m glad to have realized I needed to do this to stay in the realm of what I feel I’m best at, and am most comfortable with, and to allow myself a life with my family while juggling two careers. Life, it seems for me, only speeds up on all fronts.

Let's Get Social!

by Crystal Tyndall

Membership & Outreach Coordinator, CNMA

Hi Friends! I wanted to send a quick update on some of the work we’ve been doing on our social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram. As part of my outreach position, I am creating social media posts that highlight what we are doing at Colorado National Monument Association and posts that amplify what's happening at Colorado National Monument.

If you’re already following us on social media, thank you! It’s an easy way to keep tabs on what’s going on, upcoming events and opportunities, and a general love for all things Colorado National Monument.

If you’re not, please give us a follow or pop on over to our pages, to see what’s new. (You can click on the social icons below.) We’d like to be an easy-to-use resource for folks to find information, updates, and to share what makes the monument special; be it landscape photos, bighorn sheep, blooming flowers, etc.

With our social media presence, we are hoping to bolster contact with CNMA members, visitors, and with the community. We feel so lucky to work within Colorado National Monument and to get the opportunity to see and experience it on a regular basis, we’d like to share a bit of that magic with you all.

If you feel so inclined, you’re welcome to tag us @coloradonma on both Facebook and Instagram. We are always looking for ways to share the diversity of the visitor experience at Colorado National Monument. Happy Summer!

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CNMA with a Brand New Look!

by Johanna van Waveren

Executive Director, CNMA

We are thrilled to announce a new logo and website for Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA). A new website has been necessary for quite some time to better communicate events, to celebrate successes, provide members with a better online platform and to help support the monument in bigger ways.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) and the Dave and Mary Wood Fund who gifted us a generous grant to fund this beautiful new website as well as strategic marketing to accompany our website and goals. The City of Fruita also gave a mini-grant to help fund new membership brochures that tie into the style used on the website and our new logo.

The new logo wasn’t something we expected, but it became necessary as we were adapting our style to fit our modern, clean new look. If you miss the lizard, don’t worry because you can always find that design as a part of our staple Colorado National Monument collectibles like magnets and pins sold in the visitor center and on

The website was made by My Sales Butler who specializes in the outdoor industry. The design for the website, membership brochures and logo was artfully created by TJ Smith of Stray Wild Studio.

Here’s a note from Stray Wild Studio on the design…

“Designing for those who heed the call of nature is a collaborative connection I find most fulfilling. It is the true union of my passions for the outdoors and love of design and art. So when I landed the opportunity to work with Colorado National Monument Association, well you betcha, I was pretty stoked! Spending now six years in the Valley, I have had many outings between the red rock walls of the monument. Memorable moments inside the park's boundaries in total awe of its beauty has instilled an everlasting desire to protect and care for this heart of the world. Shout out to John Otto!

I took this experience to heart when I started the exploration of what a new CNMA would look like. That exploration kept taking me to the uniqueness of their Plein Air event. That marriage of art and nature was a thread I wanted to weave. I saw this as a way to tie the organics of creation and nature to the more clean cut roles CNMA plays within the government's cog. A contrast of sharp lines and gritty textures with brushstrokes and a clean sans serif typefaces gave the feeling of modern without losing their almost 60 years of heritage. Through my research I also uncovered CNMA’s old newsletters, The Monolith, which was originally drafted by typewriter or printing press. Needless to say, I fell in love with this mid-century era vibe and at last completed the final piece that connected the dots of old and new, a contrast I was aiming for when I first imagined the project.

As you explore around and experience the new website you will notice the design characteristics noted above and the story behind them. Also keep a lookout for new print material and other designed goodies! Hopefully after reading this you have a deeper connection to those artful expressions and maybe even a stronger connection to the park itself. In truth, from sunup to sundown CNMA puts forth an astonishing amount of work for Colorado National Monument and it’s time for their brand to glow in the same golden light.”

Let us know what you think of our new look including the website. You will find a “news” page which is essentially blogs to keep you informed and engaged. You will also find a handy-dandy events calendar as well as a Spanish language plugin (we still need to adjust the translation). Also, members will enjoy the “my account” page where you can log in to sign up for auto-renewing memberships, change your contact information and more.

We’re really excited about this new look as we launch ourselves into the next 60 years of supporting the monument (yes, next year is CNMA’s 60th anniversary!). We are so grateful and delighted to have all of you standing alongside our staff

and volunteers to accomplish goals of preservation and engagement in our special red rock canyons.

Old versus New website

Science and More

Cheat Grass - An Ecosystem Transformer

by Deborah Kennard- Professor of Environmental Science - CMU

Photo taken by David Smith

Ever wonder what those pesky sharp seeds are that hitchhiked home with you embedded in your hiking socks? That’s probably cheatgrass. Also known as downy brome or scientifically as Bromus tectorum, it’s one of the most widespread non-native noxious weeds in North America. The most vigorous of the “early season invasives,” cheatgrass greens up early in the spring stealing soil water from native plants that emerge later — thus earning its reputation as a cheater. 

Cheatgrass, also known as downy brome or scientifically as Bromus tectorum, is one of the most widespread non-native noxious weeds in North America. Native to Eurasia, cheatgrass found its way to North America in the mid-1800s, mostly by accident, hitching rides in bags of wheat seed. Once in the West, its early spread was aided by soil disturbance caused by livestock overgrazing. Biological soil crust, the web of fungi, moss, and other tiny organisms that protect desert soils, acts as a natural weed barrier for cheatgrass. Livestock hooves (or tires, boots, and fire) can disturb these soil crusts, opening areas to invasion. 

The arid West lacks native annual grasses that might otherwise colonize disturbed soil, so cheatgrass easily filled that vacant niche. Its weedy nature gives it a competitive advantage over native plants, as it can establish itself and spread before other species have a chance to recover. 

Not only does cheatgrass spread like wildfire, it is notoriously effective at spreading wildfire. Wildfires use plants as fuel, and how a fire behaves is, in part, controlled by the amount, size, shape and moisture content of plants. Cheatgrass is changing all these traits of wildland fuels. Cheatgrass invades arid landscapes that typically have very patchy plants, a natural fuel pattern that prevents fires from spreading. By filling these empty spaces, cheatgrass covers the landscape with a connected fuel bed of thin, dry “flashy” fuels — perfect for promoting the spread of fire. Cheatgrass has also shifted the seasonal timing of wildfires. Because this grass greens-up earlier in the spring than native plants, it also dies, dries, and becomes flammable before native plants.

After the flames are out, cheatgrass kicks into overdrive. 

A single cheatgrass plant, fertilized by nutrients released by a fire, can produce a whopping 5,000 seeds. These seeds can produce a dense monoculture of over 1,000 plants per square foot, hindering perennial native plants that may be slower to recover after fire. Called the “grass-fire cycle,” these flammable post-fire grasslands increase the likelihood of future fires, reinforcing cheatgrass’s dominance. These vicious feedbacks can trigger what ecologists call a “type conversion,” where vegetation shifts to a completely different type, for example, from a sage shrubland to a grassland. In fact, this grass-fire cycle has had the most dramatic effects on sagebrush ecosystems, creating more “megafires” (fires that exceed 100,000 acres) in these shrublands than the headline-grabbing forest fires.

Breaking the grass-fire cycle is a significant challenge. After the type-conversion threshold is crossed, only intensive human intervention can restore native plants and the natural fire cycle. So far, there is no single silver bullet. Some biocontrol agents, like a fungus that kills cheatgrass seed ominously named the “black fingers of death” generated some excitement, but scientists eventually found it only worked under limited conditions. Decades of field trials show that a combination of limiting disturbances, helping native species get a foothold by reseeding, and more careful rotation of livestock can control the spread of cheatgrass. While chemical control can be controversial and is expensive, there are herbicides designed to prevent seed germination of only early season annual grasses, like cheatgrass, giving native plants several crucial growing seasons to colonize. 

Fortunately, the Colorado National Monument has a low abundance of cheatgrass compared to other parts of Mesa County. Part of this good fortune is due to the low level of soil disturbance provided by the park’s century of protection. The park is also diligent in removing non-native invasive species. Summer crews of young adults, often working with the Western Colorado Conservation Corps, spend many hours removing noxious weeds. But also, the park’s ancient pinyon-juniper woodlands provide a natural resistance to cheatgrass invasion. As pinyon pine and juniper trees grow older, more ground becomes shaded by their expanding crowns. This increase in shade causes a decline in understory sun-loving plants, including cheatgrass. 

Although large fires are exceedingly rare in the park’s unique landscape, this relatively sparse understory can make these ancient woodlands vulnerable to cheatgrass if a fire were to occur. An abundance of native grasses and wildflowers can keep cheatgrass at bay. But if seeds of native grasses and wildflowers are depleted in soils below tree crowns, even a few surviving seeds of cheatgrass could invade and dominate early stages after a fire. So, the hard work of park managers to control cheatgrass not only benefits the present ecosystem but also pays dividends well into the future.  

Desert Bighorn Sheep Part II

by Camille Jestrovich

CNMA Bookstore Sales Associate

photo taken by Paul W. Meyer

Desert bighorn sheep are some of the most captivating mammals in canyon country. Here are some fascinating and fun facts about these iconic animals that have such meaningful environmental, social, and recreational benefit.


Bighorn sheep are communal animals that live in groups for most of the year.


Ewe groups, or bands (made up of adult and young ewes, young rams, and lambs) are larger than the ram bands. These nursery bands are generally largest in the late spring and early summer. Mature rams usually remain solitary or in bachelor flocks until August when pre-rut begins. At this time, the bachelor herds break up and rams search for ewes.


Rut, an intense competition to establish access to the ewes, lasts from around September through November. The age and size of the horns usually dictate which rams will dominate. The competition for females begins with two males sizing each other up, rearing up on their back legs and charging towards each other at a speed of about forty miles an hour, with a crash that can be heard miles away. This battle to prove their dominance has been observed to go on, in some cases, longer than twenty-four hours, and the competition itself can last for a month. In the end, only one ram is chosen to mate with the ewes. Moreover, this situation could easily change with the next challenge.


Ram courtship starts with a series of actions such as twisting, kicking, and chest pushes. Ewes generally reproduce in the third year. Gestation lasts six months, and usually only one lamb is born to a ewe in the early spring. The lambs are precocial and capable of walking and climbing on their first day of life. Desert bighorns employ a nursery system. Several ewes will wait with all the lambs out of harm in escape terrain. The mothers in the band will proceed to areas where they can feed on delicious spring vegetation. Lambs are well-mannered with those left in charge while their moms are away. The grazing ewes return to nurse the lambs, trading places with the nursery group. The lambs stay out of sight for about a week and then they begin to follow their mothers. They are entirely weaned by four to six months of age. Unfortunately, due to the harsh conditions and predators, few lambs survive until October. Young ewes frequently remain in their mother’s band while males depart the group at around age two to four years of age when they join a bachelor group.


There are four fundamental necessities of desert bighorn sheep: escape terrain, food, water, and space.


One of the critical features in the bighorn sheep habitat is the rugged landscape. Bighorns use escape terrain to evade predators which consist of coyotes, bobcats, bears, cougars, and eagles that pray on lambs. Instead of running long distances, they avoid their enemies by ascending cliffs and hiding in this rocky terrain. Rock outcroppings, talus slopes, and cliffs furnish habitat for lambing, resting, and escape cover. It is common for rams to move farther away from protection than the females.


Bighorn sheep are adept at climbing. They owe this ability to having specialized cloven hoofs. The outer hooves are sharp-edged modified toenails formed to catch the smallest projection and the inner pad is soft and spongy. The result is a padded, rubbery sole that aids them in keeping their balance and traction as they maneuver up sheer rock faces. Because of their incredible balance, they are able to stand on ledges barely two inches wide, jump 20 feet, and run up a cliff at fifteen miles an hour.


Bighorn sheep eat a wide array of plants depending on the season. Their diet is largely dominated by forbs, followed by grasses (in particular, Indian rice grass), and lastly browse, especially Blackbush and Mormon Tea. During the summer months, when the green, potassium rich forage has been consumed, the sheep also seek out sodium mineral licks. While ewes seem to utilize areas that minimize the possibility of predation to offspring, rams may take advantage of areas offering better nutrition. Rams are apt to eat, rest, and ruminate which makes digestion more efficient and leads to an increased body size. Ewes tend to walk as they forage, likely, in order to evade predators and safeguard their young.


Bighorn sheep have an intricate nine-stage digestive process that allows them to readily remove nutrients from their food. As a ruminant, they have a four-part stomach. After grazing on large quantities, bighorns chew their cud, before digesting it again. Through this digestive process they are also able to absorb moisture, allowing them to go long stretches without water.


The primary limiting factor for desert bighorn sheep is water. They will search out surface water in springs, seeps, potholes, and seasonal streams. They also feed on the water storing flesh of the prickly pear cactus, which they break open with their horns. In summer, rams can go several days without drinking, getting the water they need from plants. Ewes, especially when lactating, need a regular supply of water. Fortunately, in this area, at this time, the sheep have access to either springs or the Colorado river to drink from.


Desert bighorns favor open space around their water supply so they can detect predators but they won’t roam more than a few meters from escape terrain. The groups also protect themselves by standing or lying facing different directions, permitting them to watch over their environment and spot danger from all sides.


Both rams and ewes use their horns for eating and fighting.

The female’s horns are short with a slight arch. They will joust head-to-head or head-to-ribcage with other ewes in order to establish dominance with other females in the group. The ram has massive curved horns which can weigh up to thirty pounds. Rams can regularly be seen rubbing their horns on rocks, trees, and shrubs for various reasons. Butting trees can be good practice for younger rams. Because their horns grow continuously, they are compelled to grind their horns against rocks to file them down or break off the tips, making them blunt. This action is called “brooming.” If they didn’t engage in this behavior, in the course of time, the horns would curl in front of their eyes hindering their vision.


The horns are a two-part structure. An internal portion of bone (a continuation of the skull) is shielded by an exterior covering of hair follicles very much like human fingernails. The thick bone has specialized honeycombed chambers with bone struts and broad tendons that connect the skull to the spine. They are built to withstand skull to skull combat which can exert eight hundred pounds of force. According to wildlife biologist Kevin Brennan, in very intense summer heat, the honeycombed chambers also aid in keeping the brain cool. Bighorns also have an exceptional cooling system which involves both panting and sweating. This is most rare in that nearly all animals do one or the other.


Desert bighorn sheep have adapted to the extremes in their environment in many ways.


Desert bighorn sheep’s kidneys are remarkably effective allowing an astonishing moisture loss of as much as 30% of the bodyweight. Compare that to a camel that can lose 25% of its body weight during severe dehydrating conditions without a threat to their health. Like a camel, they can drink huge quantities of water at a time when they locate it and fully recover.


Over the millennia, desert bighorn’s have also adapted to their desert surroundings by donning an efficient coat comprised of coarse, hollow hair. They can tolerate heat unlike any other ungulate besides the camel. In severe heat, instead of absorbing heat, they radiate it. Conversely, in winter, their specialized coat helps them stay warm and acts as insulation from the elements.


Sheep depend greatly on their vision.


Bighorns have wide-set eyes that are placed forward on the head, allowing for superior peripheral vision. It is possible for the bighorn to see behind them without turning their heads. They are unable to see well directly in front of their noses, however, and have poor depth perception. Excellent peripheral vision, along with a great sense of smell help detect dangers in their surroundings.


Keep your eyes peeled for these hardy desert-dwellers on your next trip over the Monument!

Thank you to Genevieve Fuller, Wildlife Biologist at Colorado Parks and Wildlife for graciously answering my many questions!

Other information gathered from the following sources: Bighorn Sheep Facts

https// Herd Management Plan

https//: www. Desert Bighorn Sheep – professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Colorado – column in Boulder Camera

YouTube lecture series Genevieve Fuller Wildlife Biologist

Desert Bighorn Sheep – Wilderness Icon by Mark C. Jorgensen

The Desert Bighorn: Its Life History, Ecology, and Management Book by Gale Monson and Rex W. Allen

photo taken by Carla DeKalb

CNMA Member Contributions

Grandmother Tree

Written by Lisa Lesperance Kautsky, LPC

Red Bike Counseling

It’s a fine fall day, and the Blue of the Colorado Sky dominates. A welcoming granite boulder lends a seat and I take it, lean back, and stare into the endlessness of Blue. I inhale Blue and imagine it swirling around inside. Soon, I feel an expansiveness in my heart and my heart unlocks – heart now softened and malleable. The present moment descends from on high and feels visceral – like I could grab a handful of it and take it back home with me.

My eyes drift from Blue to mottled sandstone cliffs towering above. Where the sun hits just right, portions of the cliffs carry a sheen. Below the mottling and sheen is a community of pinyons and junipers. The green feels good on the eyes. I gaze at green and see baby saplings, adolescents, mature trees, and relics of the past.

But my eyes are drawn to an ancient, gnarled pinyon. I study this tree. The trunk winds and bends and comes back up again. Some roots are exposed. Some branches look lifeless, and one branch is completely broken off. Some branches host needles and pinecones, while others do not.

This is Grandmother Tree.

I study Grandmother Tree…Her roots have carved through layers of earth to find sustenance for life. I wonder,

How old is Grandmother Tree?

She has seen much, and I imagine her knowledge and wisdom run deep, as deep as her roots.

I want her knowledge and wisdom.

I mimic her.

Soon, I sense my limbs as branches, my hair as needles, my veins as sap, and find myself growing roots, deep through layers of earth…

just like Grandmother Tree.

How did you survive this desert living? I ask her.

She recounts tales of strong winds, deep freezes, years of drought, scorching sun, sheets of hail. What an ordeal, I think to myself, and sense her pain, my own pain, the pain of the world.

I empathize with Grandmother Tree – Yes, desert living is hard. Life is hard, I tell her. Grandmother Tree pauses long and thoughtfully before she responds. Finally, Grandmother Tree amends my thoughts with this:

It is about the stories we tell ourselves. When you see yourself as a victim, you remain a victim, and you remain powerless. But when you see yourself as a survivor, you become empowered. 

New to the Visitor Center

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Our 2023 bike Jersey's have arrived!

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Thank you to all of our generous sponsors ; Loki, The Hot Tomato, Trailhead Coffee and Brown Cycles.

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Walks and Talks

Thank you to all who attended one of our many events this spring, we enjoyed trying out a few new classes and bringing back some of our favorites.

Thank you to all of our instructors who graciously volunteer their time for this program.

We look forward to fall planning and hope that you will join us again. Our new website has a calendar on it that will include CNMA events for you to check out and sign up when registration is required. Be sure to subscribe to the calendar, as well, to keep you updated when new events are added!

Thank you,

Karen Mahoney

Program Coordinator

Colorado National Monument Park Passes

Do you feel like you would benefit from an annual pass to Colorado National Monument? 

If you haven't been able to visit our beautiful local National Park often or at all due to entrance fees, we want to help!

Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA) wants to help provide access for all into Colorado National Monument and will give free annual passes to those who want to visit and enjoy these lovely red rock canyons.

If you are interested, please email or give us a call at (970)858-3617 ext.307.

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