Walks and Talks Series

Colorado National Monument’s Walks and Talks are a series of various lectures and guided educational hikes within the monument.  All are free to the public, but some have sign-up lists in order to keep groups to a manageable size. $20 entrance fee to the park is required.

CNMA Walks and Talks

Weather Trends of the Grand Valley

With Michael Charnick, National Weather Service Meteorologist

Thursday, December 5th at 1pm

The Grand Valley of western Colorado offers some very unique weather forecasting challenges. From active winter weather, downslope and upslope wind flow, drought, monsoon thunderstorms and strong inversions, the challenges of forecasting weather in the Grand Valley are certainly more than what meets the eye. In this one-hour talk, learn from a National Weather Service forecaster about the meteorology of the valley and the weather events that characterize the semi-arid climate of the western slope.

Please register for this event. For more information or to reserve your spot, call (970) 858-3617 ext 360.

All programs are open to the public and free of charge. There is an entrance fee of $20 per vehicle to Colorado National Monument or use your annual pass. Participants on hikes will be required to sign an acknowledgment of Risk Liability Waiver.

All events are sponsored by the National Park Service at Colorado National Monument. Support is provided by Colorado National Monument Association, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational organization which helps support educational, scientific, historic, and research projects at Colorado National Monument. CNMA membership helps support educational programs at Colorado National Monument.

For more information on all programs or to reserve your spot, call (970) 858-3617 ext 360.

More events are currently in planning and will be added as soon as dates and times are set, so keep checking back!