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Colorado National Monument

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Address: Fruita, CO
Phone Number: 970-858-3617
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Description: This monument, 23,000 acres of canyons, plateaus and massive towers of...
This monument, 23,000 acres of canyons, plateaus and massive towers of naturally sculpted monoliths, includes Balance Rock, a 600-ton boulder perched on a rock pedestal.
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Fantastic Landscape

Take the 23 mile Rim Rock Drive and enjoy colorful canyons and beautiful natural rock formations. There are overlooks with interpretive signs to stop and contemplate the majestic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Take the 23 mile Rim Rock Drive and enjoy colorful canyons and beautiful natural rock formations. There are overlooks with interpretive signs to stop and contemplate the majestic scenery and panoramic views. The visitors center is a great place to stop, refresh, and learn about this National Monument through the exhibits and displays; the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. You... More 

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Temecula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful drive if you need something to do. It is recommended to drive it just before sunset for great pictures of the sun setting. We were on the lookout for big horn sheep and did not see any this trip. However the views are not disappointing.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beauty surrounds you no matter where you look. Loved the view, but not the ride to it. It is so pure and untouched.

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visited the Monument with my 10 and 13 year old sons. We started our visit at the rest stop at the Fruita exit off I70. There is a Colorado visitors center at this rest stop, where we picked up some great maps and info. We then ate a lunch we had packed from home, at shaded picnic tables. The... More 

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henderson, Nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive thru the park and it was not crowded like many National Parks and Monuments are, so we were able to enjoy the quiet and beauty of the park. Do wear bug spray when you go out on walks in the park as they have nasty midges and a fly that bites. Also, had a good 12 min movie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our trip around the Colorado National Monument. The views are great, the traffic was light and we always felt like we had the park to ourselves. It was very hot (our car said 114), but that was the only real drawback.

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Henderson, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent trails. Both long and short. Some nature trails with descriptive placards. Loved the experience. It was well worth the small fee to get in.

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Mountains in the background are amazing. There is a $10 fee to get inside the national park. Rock formations are amazing. It was very hot (expected) but the drive inside the park with the magnificent views of the canyons are totally worth it. This is a must see spot if you are in the Denver area for a vacation. We... More 

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Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

You could spend days here if you were a hiker. Throw in a a camping spirit and spend a month! So many hikes...diverse...multi levels. Something for everyone.

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marietta GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

i had driven by on i-70 many times before and never taken the time to drive the detour through the monument - no i am glad that i did. you can get off in fruita and loop through the monument and pick up i-70 in grand junction, or vice versa - takes a couple of hours to do it justice,... More 

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Address: Fruita, CO
Phone Number: 970-858-3617
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fruita

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