CO National Monument closes visitor center due to COVID-19, leaves all trails, bathrooms open

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FRUITA, Colo. – Colorado National Monument is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March 17, Saddlehorn Visitor Center is closed until further notice. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, Rim Rock Drive, the campground, both picnic areas, restrooms and hiking trails will remain open to provide healthy options for the public. 

For those who would like to visit the monument, please consider paying your entrance fee online at www.recreation.gov.  

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.    

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