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Colorado National Monument

1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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A Stunning & Remarkable Landscape

The drive through the Colorado Monument area is breathtaking. The canyons, the canyon walls, the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
R Layne H
Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
spectacular side tour

Following a medical trip to Grand Junction, we decided to drive through the Colorado National... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Myriam P
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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. Two entrances are located outside the cities of Fruita and Grand Junction, Colorado.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The drive through the Colorado Monument area is breathtaking. The canyons, the canyon walls, the massive boulders, the colors, the trails, the vistas—- it’s American beauty at its finest. I spent more time nearer opposite the Fruita area and hiked the trails near Devils Kitchen....More

Thank R Layne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a medical trip to Grand Junction, we decided to drive through the Colorado National Monument on our way home to Durango. I didn't know much about it so I thought it might only merit an hour or so. As it turns out, the "monument"...More

Thank Myriam P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the other side of I-70 opposite the town of Fruita is a stunning vista from the top of the rim road in the Monument park. To get there follow the signs and pass through the Ranger station to pay your entrance fee. Take an...More

1  Thank Gyptuckian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We nailed a wonderful weather window in Colorado and enjoyed an absolutely beautiful drive through the uncrowded monument.

1  Thank JaniceH357
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

I only had about 20 minutes, it was dusk and overcast and it was just a tease. I was in the area for business, but now have already planned a trip to go back.

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed December 4, 2017

On our way from Glenwood Springs, CO to Moab, we made a small detour and visited Colorado National Monument. If you have a National Park pass, entrance is included. The drive took us about 2 hours. We made some stops along the way but didn't...More

1  Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed November 23, 2017

After lunch at the VFW on Thanksgiving Day we took a drive through the Monument and it was awesome. The views were spectacular and the roads in good condition. The skys were clear and the traffic was very light. The ticket windows were closed as...More

1  Thank Justj700
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Great views ,small trails,you can enjoy trip with your infant. Drawback:only two restrooms in entire park

1  Thank Gurunath C
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I've been here before and wanted to go back. What a beautiful area. The red rocks, amazing views, hiking trails that take you to even more amazing views and a nice drive. This park is not crowded most of the time so you're not fighting...More

1  Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We did a 1,000 mile road trip around Colorado and the National Monument, along with the Black Canyon, was probably the most beautiful part of our journey.

1  Thank MKidd12
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October 4, 2017|
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Response from petah | Reviewed this property |
I think people gave excellent answers to your query. It does draw many visitors in the summer months so parking may be at a premium, especially in the pull-outs. One other note: there are both east and west entrances and... More
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Livingthedream999 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You could probably google it.
Valori H
August 16, 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
The drive thru CNM is easy and breath taking. You can control the amount of time you spend there.