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.

Pristine Viewpoint, Independence Monument - by Laura Gable

2021 Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational Call for Entry

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2021 Monument Calendars are Here!

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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!

Walks and Talks Series
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Saddlehorn Amphitheater Renovation Project
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