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Address: Fruita, CO
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+1 970-858-3617
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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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I love this behemoth of natural wonders

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
saddlehorn
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alpine, tx
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alpine, tx
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow. I haven't been to the Grand Canyon, but this was, for me, the most stunning sight my eyes have beheld. I was in awe, I am in awe remembering it now to write this. Take an entire day to go slow and drive through, then soak in the nearby springs for a vacation you will not want to leave.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed watching 2 videos and looking at informative exhibits at the Visitor Center, taking several short hikes, and driving on the 20-mile Rim Rock Drive. At overlooks we saw statuesque monoliths such as Independence Monument, the Kissing Couple, Praying Hands, and Coke Ovens. Since there are no dining facilities in the CNM, we had a picnic lunch on a... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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207 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend the day and take your walking shoes, camera and some water. This is like a mini Grand Canyon. There is some free things to do in the park. Check with the office.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely awesome! I highly recommend seeing this park. The views are stunning and the park is easy to navigate. Stop and take lots of pictures!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area of Colorado NM you need to stop in and take a look. Just off I-70 at Grand Junction, this place is teeming with a treasure trove of things to do.

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Berthoud, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I've lived in Colorado for 16 years and had not heard of this natural wonder before we started to plan a trip through Utah.

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Fruita, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

You won't be disappointed. Take the time to stop here and take in the grand landscape. You can't appreciate it from I70. At least go to the visitor center.

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Grand Junction
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The Colorado National Monument s close to Fruita, Colorado and Grand Junction, Colorado. Red rock canyons, trails into the back country, camping spaces, big horn sheep, mule deer, and many other types wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

We were on an aggressive Colorado road trip and had only slightly considered this national monument. We decided to drive through it upon realizing it wouldn't take very long. Wow!!! What a remarkable drive!! We thoroughly enjoyed the natural wonder of the landscape and lovely vistas.

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