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Address: Fruita, CO
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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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Close to town and a beautiful view from on top of the rim

This is a pretty drive although a bit hair raising on the edge of steep canyons. BE careful with small children, The cnayon edge is not always fenced espcially just off the road... read more

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a pretty drive although a bit hair raising on the edge of steep canyons. BE careful with small children, The cnayon edge is not always fenced espcially just off the road on unmarked viewing areas. We did not allow our 5 year old grandson to take the trip as he is overactive and may have tried to get... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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198 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Colorado National Monument (CNM) has so many options for a day outside. And because our weather is perfect, the Monument can be enjoyed everyday. At 32 square miles, elevations from 4,700 - 7,200 ft, twisty canyons, and rock history from the Precambrian, the CNM offers most outdoor enthusiasts a wonderful buffet of activity. Plus, dinosaurs loved this area. A... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When looking up things to do while my husband and I were in Grand Junction, we found that the Colorado National Monument seemed to be a big hit. We were not disappointed when we checked it out. It was only $15 for us to go through. We took many beautiful pictures, and had a great time. It was not too... More 

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Thank Alexis B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is one of those places unique in the World. Nice views to canyons, very quiet and colorful views. I would recommend spend some time to check out this place!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful. National Monument is in plain view just south of Grand Junction, CO. It is a must see. If you enjoy places like the Grand Canyon, you will appreciate the grandeur of this Treasure. The road through the monument was constructed by CCC in the 30's. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center, 7 miles from the Fruita, CO entrance... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breath taking views of a quiet marvelous creation! We went in the morning, so it was quiet with birds flying all around and the colors were grand. It makes you appreciate where you live and understand the history behind pushing for this land to be one of our National Monuments.

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Thank Jeanie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outside of the usual adjectives like extraordinary, beautiful, jaw-dropping, gorgeous, wondrous, stunning, breathtaking, I have five more words: Make. Sure. Your. Brakes. Work. I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started the drive up. My son and I were driving through and saw the sign so we're like, "sure, why not?!" Five minutes later, I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This area of the Grand Valley boasts some spectacular geology ranging back 1.7 billion years. You will see canyons, a monocline, monoliths, cliffs and more. The stratification in the rocks is brightly colored and easy to spot. But, if you take the drive through the monument, there are all sorts of pull outs with informative signs to educate you on... More 

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Whitewater, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

"The Monument" (as we locals call it) is the closest thing we have to Utah's grandscapes of red rocks, monoliths, canyons, and beauty. The ride is gorgeous and provides a beautiful landscape view of our western slope's Grand Valley, Grand Junction and surrounding towns and mesas. There are numerous view points and trails to hike and strong bikers can even... More 

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alpine, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from I-70 but take the time to do the detour and you will never miss a chance to drive along the modern marvel of road construction. Sheer drop offs abound on this curvy stretch of road that hugs the side of the mountain. Multiple overlooks with Kodak moments and a trip to the visitor center... More 

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