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.

Holiday Discounts at Visitor Center Bookstore!

Association members receive 20% off all purchases at the Rim Rock Bookstore at the visitor center through the month of December! (Original artwork excluded.)

Members will also recieve 25% off purchases during our Holiday Open House on December, 14th!

CNMA/Colterris 2nd Annual Wine Release

Our second wine release is called Balanced Red

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about this wine or to RSVP to the release...

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Walks and Talks Series
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Saddlehorn Amphitheater Renovation Project
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2019-2020 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is coming to Grand Junction

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Film list, dates, times, and more information will be coming soon...

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2020 Monument Calendars Results!

Every year the Colorado National Monument Association has a contest to bring you the CNM Photo Calendar and the CNM Art Calendar

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2019 Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational

When: September 30th -
October 6th, 2019
The Colorado National Monument Association is joining forces with the Colorado Canyons Association for this special annual event.


For more information, or to submit your work! Deadline to submit: March 31st, 2019

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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

See Who's Showing Now!

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Start Your Membership Today!

In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting important programs and services for visitors of the monument, all members receive a 15% discount on bookstore merchandise and other promotions.

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