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.

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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Desert Omen - Oil, by Philip Carlton

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2021 Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational!

Creeping Shadows - Oil by Susie Hyer

2021 Event Artists and Information


2022 Colorado National Monument Calendar Contest Results!

2022 Photo and Art Calendar Results!

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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival at the Avalon Theatre on September 24 and 25, 2021

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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!

Saddlehorn Amphitheater Renovation Project
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