Our History

The Colorado National Monument Association was first incorporated in 1964 as the Colorado – Black Canyon Natural History Association. In 1977 that organization was reorganized, and we acquired our current name, Colorado National Monument Association.


Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA), a nonprofit organization, exists solely to assist and support Colorado National Monument. Proceeds from our retail operations, memberships, and donations support the monument’s educational, interpretive, and scientific programs.


The tranquility and serenity of the monument cannot help but impress all who stand and listen to its quiet beauty. Come and enjoy Colorado National Monument today.

"Adornment" 10x8" by Artist Kari Ganoung Ruiz

2022 Monuments and Canyons Painting Event

For more information or to submit for this year's event- CLICK HERE

Banff Mountain Film Festival is Back!

See the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival at the Avalon Theatre on February 25th and 26th, 2022

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2023 Colorado National Monument Calandar Contest!

Call for Entry is Now Open!

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Ramblebine Brewing Company Beer Release To Benefit Colorado National Monument Association!

Discover-red Red IPA is a limited release beer with each purchase benefitting Colorado National Monument Association which supports the scientific, educational, and interpretive activities of the Colorado National Monument. If you’re into drinking a delicious beer that helps a good cause, this brew is for you!

Beer label artwork by local artist Dan Logé!

Don’t miss out on this fun night with a good cause! This beer will be available until it sells out, so be among the first to try it!

We would like to thank and remember those local businesses that make our store so very special....

Among the many talented local small business owners whose items are sold in our store, we currently feature the following:

Seth Anderson ~ LOKI Outdoor Shop, Grand Junction ~ tech hood

Ted Boothroyd ~ Grand Junction ~ collectible park pennies

Barbara Churchley ~ Artist, Grand Junction ~ notecards

Julie Bellitt ~ Photographer, Grand Junction ~ notecards

Christopher Eaton ~ Photographer & Author, Grand Junction ~ Night Skies, Colorado National Monument hardcover books

Bob Elliott & Carol Stewart ~ The Wild Side ~ Glade Park ~ matted prints

Enstrom Candies ~ Grand Junction ~ monument commemorative toffee

Donna Fullerton ~ Photographer & Artist, Grand Junction ~ prints, notecards, postcards, bookmarks

Steve & Denise Hight ~ Authors, Fruita ~ Legendary Locals of Fruita

Rob Kurtzman ~ Photographer, Grand Junction ~ Inversion 2004 print

Rod Martinez ~ Author, Grand Junction ~ The Best Grand Junction Hikes

Darlyne Merkel ~ Photographer, Grand Junction ~ notecards, aerial print, aerial jigsaw puzzle

Strive, Grand Junction & Dave Helmer, Palisade ~ Alidas peach jam & jalapeño peach jam

Tyler Riehl ~ Rocky Mountain Promotional Products, Grand Junction ~ totes, bottles, bottleslings, bandanas, beanies

Diana Wegh ~ Canyon Spirit Soapworks, Fruita ~ handmade soaps

Dan Welsh ~ Colorado Legacy Coffee, Grand Junction ~ roasted coffee ~ Monument special blend

We are also thankful for partnerships with:

The Hot Tomato, LOKI, Brown Cycles, & Trailhead Coffee Bar and Cafe ~ our custom bike jersey

All the contributing local artists and photographers, Amy Nuernberg & CPC Neutek ~ our art & photo calendars

Theresa & Scott High, Colterris Vineyards ~ our monumental wines

Eli Gerson & Rob James ~ Ramblebine Brewing Company ~ monument beer

When you shop local and are looking for something special, please keep us in mind...backyard shopping with spectacular views. Thank you for your support.

Attention all Shoppers!
Colorado National Monument Association is now part of City Market's Community Rewards Program! Enroll online at www.citymarket.com to link your value card to Colorado National Momument Association as a recipient. It is that easy!

City Market donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating City Market Community Rewards organizations.

Fall 2021 Walks and Talks Series
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For the Latest CNMA Quarterly Newsletter!

2022 Colorado National Monument Calendar Contest Results!

2022 Photo and Art Calendar Results!

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The Colorado National Monument Association would like to thank the Grand Junction Rotary Club for being included as one of the recipients of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.  We are grateful to have been a recipient for the 5th year!

Saddlehorn Amphitheater Renovation Project
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