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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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Summer Trip to the Monument

Spectacular views. This is one of my favorite places to visit. If you have a problem with heights you might want to avoid this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Spectacular views. This is one of my favorite places to visit. If you have a problem with heights you might want to avoid this place.

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Granby, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the "Don't miss it" areas if you love marveling at nature! This is the second time we've been there and each time was a new discovery. The rock formations are fascinating and the drive is informative and mind blowing.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazingly breathtakingly beautiful. Many options to hike into the canyons. Take a camera and water and hiking stick. Any season is a great time to visit.

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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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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