Monument to close road for ‘Walk Through Time’ Saturday

Don’t take the car for a drive Saturday on Rim Rock Drive. Instead, take the tennis shoes and enjoy a walk or a jog. Or take your bike there and ride.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Colorado National Monument is closing 14 miles of road to vehicle traffic, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. it is hosting “A Walk Through Time.” The event marks the first of three Centennial Challenges at the monument. They are a precursor to the park’s 100th anniversary in 2011 and are intended to raise awareness and funds, according to a news release issued by the National Park Service.

Rim Rock Drive will be closed from the visitor center to Rim Rock Drive’s intersection with DS Road/East Glade Park Road. Also, West Glade Park Road/16 1/2 Road will be closed.

Roads remaining open to vehicles are Rim Rock Drive from the west entrance to the visitor center, and the east hill of Rim Rock Drive to the DS Road intersection, according to the news release.

In-line skaters, skateboarders and scooter riders are prohibited from the event. Dogs on leashes no longer than 6 feet are permitted on paved surfaces, but they not allowed on the monument’s trails.

Entrance fees on Saturday will be waived for National Public Lands Day. Motorists participating in the Centennial Challenge may park at the Saddlehorn Picnic area parking lot.

For more information, call 858-3617, ext. 364, or go online to


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