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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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This is the Grand Canyon of Colorado. Stunning views of canyons, rock formations and cliffs. We just did the driving tour but made many stops along the way. Plan on about 2 hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Spring Lake, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the Grand Canyon of Colorado. Stunning views of canyons, rock formations and cliffs. We just did the driving tour but made many stops along the way. Plan on about 2 hours to at least enjoy the basics.

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Newbury Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We drove from the East to the West of this park. Worth the stops along the way of the pictures of the rock formations. Stop at the visitor center and enjoy the ranger stories.

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drwendy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely don't miss this drive/hike. There is a 20 mile scenic drive over the mesa with countless hiking trails and amazing vistas. The beauty of the high desert is astounding.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When I think of Colorado, the landscape you come across at Colorado National Monument is not what you typically think of. It's like a mini Grand Canyon. It's so gorgeous and the color in the rock formations is just gorgeous. The late evening light is beautiful up here...though I imagine it's hard to find a time during the day where... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I spent a few hours here two days ago. This monument has a beautiful drive and plenty of hiking trails. The visitor's center has information on the wildlife, geology, and history of the monument. Plenty of canyons and rock formations. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of my favorite places . I don't think I could ever get bored or tired of driving up the monument ! So many neat things to see .

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We spent and afternoon with storms moving over and the next morning here. It's so beautiful it's hard to describe how breath taking it is. It has spectacular views that are down right scary if like me you're afraid of heights. We drove thru from Grand Junction the first day and from Fruita the second day which gives you a... More 

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Bunkie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took a 12 day circuit from Denver around southwest Colorado. Leaving Telluride with only about 3 days left, we were uncertain which route to use to head back in the direction of Denver. The two options seemed to be going up to Montrose, and then either heading to the right towards Gunnison, or going farther north toward Grand Junction.... More 

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Northridge, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The wife and I stopped here on our way home from Iowa. We entered the park from the Grand Junction end. This place is absolutely beautiful! Great views, great places to stop and hike. The road can be rather harrowing! It is very narrow with many sheer drops and just too many beautiful to see all of them. Beware of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

you must go here if you can. You turn off the I70 at Fruita just near Grand Junction and you are there. I'm from the UK and believe me it is incredible. I have never seen such fantastic rock formations.the only slight negative is that even at the visiotrs centre they do not sell cold drinks. There is a water... More 

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