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.

Sunset's Glow by Artist Laura Gable

Rebecca (Becky) Sue Warren

Becky was a beloved seasonal ranger at Colorado National Monument for multiple years. Becky recently passed after a long battle with illness, and her family is asking for donations to be made in her honor to the Colorado National Monument Junior Ranger Program. A program which she had a strong passion for.

Becky was a highlight to all she met, and she will be deeply missed by everyone that was fortunate to have worked with her.

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Or if you would like to donate by check, please make payable to Colorado National Monument Association, and mail to:

Becky Warren Jr. Ranger Memorial Fund
C/O Colorado National Monument Association
1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita, CO 81521

If you would like to donate in honor of Becky to the Colorado National Monument Junior Ranger Program-

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Following guidance from the White House, CDC and recommendations from state and local public health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, the visitor center is open and following current suggested social distancing guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

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2021 Monument Calendars are Here!

Results are in for the COLM photo and art calendar contest!

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Visitor Center Bookstore Art Gallery

The visitor center bookstore art gallery holds two month exhibitions for artists showcasing 2D original artwork of Colorado National Monument

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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 4th year!


Keeping in mind all of the local individuals and businesses that support the Colorado National Monument Association, we would like to highlight Colterris Winery for the generous contributions made over the past two years for the Saddlehorn Amphitheater renovation project.  Please take the time to support them online, and all other local businesses that can be supported via online sales, during this time. Give their online ordering a try at: www.colterris.com.

CNMA/Colterris 2nd Annual Wine Release

Our second wine release is called Balanced Red

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Walks and Talks Series
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Saddlehorn Amphitheater Renovation Project
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