Dinosaur National Monument
Entrance fees are being waived at several national parks and monuments in Colorado on Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The wildfires burning across Colorado have prompted a series of smoke warnings, with some residents being asked to stay inside to avoid hot, smoky conditions.
Besides the Black Forest Fire, several other wildfires are burning across Colorado.
Lightning is being blamed for starting a handful of fires near the Dinosaur National Monument.
The Bureau of Land Management says it won’t offer any parcels in the Dinosaur area in western Colorado at its oil and gas lease auction in May.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has dedicated a new visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument.
Before and during the westward expansion of the country, a lot of important and significant events occurred that helped shape the state of Colorado. A host of scenic national monuments, historic sites and trails are now protected, just like Colorado’s four great national parks, to preserve their importance and natural beauty.
Admission is free this weekend at national parks, including eight national parks and monuments in Colorado.