Please plan to start your ride between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ALL riders MUST be on the road by 9:00 a.m. You must have lights on your bike, both Front and Rear when you are riding in the Monument. WE ARE ALL SOLD OUT OF LIGHTS, AND ADVISE YOU TO PURCHASE LIGHTS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE IN GRAND JUNCTION.  If you forgot and need to purchase lights in Grand Junction, here are a few bike shops in town – Ruby Canyon, Browns Cycles, Over the Edge (Fruita)



The weekend of September 30 & October 1, there is plenty of things going on.  Make sure you check out all of our weekend activities and what Grand Junction has to offer.



Colorado National Monument (a unit of the National Park System) preserves on of the grand landscapes of the American West. Bold, big, and brilliantly colored, this plateau-and-canyon country with its towering masses of naturally sculpted rock, embraces 32 square miles of rugged terrain.

The monument offers a variety of activities for visitors of all abilities and interests. Daily ranger guided talks and walks, Junior Ranger program for kids, hiking, bicycling, camping, picnicking and sightseeing are just a few of the exciting choices awaiting visitors.

Colorado National Monument is open year-round, 24 hours a day. The visitor center is open daily during the following hours:

Summer Hours: Memorial Day – September 30: 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Winter Hours: October – May: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The visitor center has a staffed information desk, two 12-minute slideshows, an exhibit area and a bookstore which is operated by the Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA).  For more information: (970) 858-3617,


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