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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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Beautiful Area, especially at Sunset

We went through the area at sunset and during the morning. Awesome during both times. Reminds a person of Monument Arizona. Lots of places to pull off and walk . Not crowded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went through the area at sunset and during the morning. Awesome during both times. Reminds a person of Monument Arizona. Lots of places to pull off and walk . Not crowded but not a place to drive large RV's. They can be parked at the entrance. We also saw big horn sheet in the early morning in a ravine... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped by Two Rivers Winery on the way to Utah and passed by the entrance. I can't believe we almost missed the jewel. My only regret is we went in the afternoon with very little time to enjoy the full 27 miles. This place is magnificent. We will come back in the early morning and enjoy the whole thing... More 

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Dorking
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had just picked up our son from the train station at Grand Junction and decided to see this before we headed West. So glad we did as it was one of two or three stand out sites of our trip across the US and they were all in either Colorado or Utah. Our apologise to the other states! You... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

10 -15 minutes from Grand Junction. We entered the park from the East entrance. It is easier to pull off to the scenic view parking places. You can see everything without too much walking. If you decide to hike down to the canyon, there are multiple trails there. Visiting center is at the West entrance. You'll be able to watch... More 

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Worldwide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

On this revisit, I was hosting overseas relatives. The visitors center, and viewpoints, make this a very pleasant place to visit. Photo opportunities abound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have visited CNM twice in recent years on my motorcycle. The roads are a delight to ride and the rock canyons are beautiful. Can be a bit warm in the summer!

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Bonsall, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We just happened to see the sign from the highway and figured we'd check it out and I'm very glad we did. You can see most of the sights by just pulling off at the various turnouts, so even if you aren't into hiking you'll get a lot out of your visit. Of course, if you want to hike there... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Spent an incredible few hours driving through the park when I had some time to kill out near Grand Junction. The place was surreal with tons of amazing views driving along the Rim Rock Drive. Either people don't know about this place or I got very lucky with timing. I was there on a Saturday early evening in July and... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We drove the Rim Trail from east to west, entering near Grand Junction. Not sure which way is best, but this was spectacular for us in the mid-morning hours. The desert varnish gleamed in the sun and made the towering cliffs even more majestic. The visitor center has two films; one is just great shots of the Monument in different... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The desert landscape feels other-worldly, and the canyon has some steep drops that can be observed from a rim-road drive. The Devil's Kitchen hike is reasonable and leads to a fascinating enclosed space. The hike to the waterfall near the east entrance is less satisfying, as it is more taxing and is barely a trickle.

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

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