BLM - Bureau of Land Management

11/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/12/2019 11:02

BLM seeks public comment on proposed fee change at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

DOLORES, Colo. - The Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on a proposal to change the entrance fee to the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum for the first time in more than three decades of operation. The proposed fee increase would help the BLM enhance visitors' experience by hiring additional seasonal staff to lead education and interpretive programs, completing special exhibits, improving existing trailheads, stabilizing developed pueblo sites and updating the main exhibit hall.

The current fee - unchanged since the Visitor Center and Museum first opened in 1988 - is $3 per visitor (ages 16 and up) for eight months of the year, from March through October. The proposed changes would raise the entrance fee to $6 for visitors ages 16 and up, and implement this fee year-round. The change is expected to raise an additional $41,000 annually, all of which would be retained and used by the Monument.

The draft business plan is online at or as hard copy at the Visitor Center and Museum. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 29. Please send written comments and questions to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Monument Manager, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323, or submit electronically to Heather Sauls at [email protected].

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.