One Way Traffic in CO Nat Monument: Saturday, Nov. 10

by Michelle Wheatley
(Colorado National Monument)

Colorado National Monument News Release



Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument will be limited to one-way vehicle traffic on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. during the Rim Rock Marathon. One-way traffic only will be permitted from the west (Fruita) entrance to the east (Grand Junction) entrance.

The marathon will start east of the intersection of South Camp Road and Monument Road (0.8 miles from the monument’s east entrance) at 8:00 a.m. Eastbound traffic exiting the Monument at this time may experience a delay of approximately 45 minutes. Runners will travel from the east entrance (Grand Junction) to the west entrance (Fruita) over Rim Rock Drive and will be restricted to running in the westbound lane only.

As the marathon progresses, Rim Rock Drive will reopen to two-way traffic by stages, with westbound access to Glade Park/DS Road turnoff opening first at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Westbound traffic from Grand Junction to Glade Park should plan to use Little Park Road between the hours of 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Throughout the event, Glade Park residents traveling eastbound from the DS Road Turn Off will be able to travel downhill to the monument’s east entrance.

All facilities and scenic overlooks will remain open to the public during the event. The Serpents Trail will remain open. However the parking area for Serpents Trail will temporarily be inaccessible to cars from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

For additional information about Colorado National Monument please visit or call 970-858-3617, ext. 360.

For additional information regarding specific marathon information please contact Event Coordinator, Chris Reed, at

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