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Colorado National Monument

1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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Great views to watch with infant

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gurunath C
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Denver, Colorado
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Beautiful place

I've been here before and wanted to go back. What a beautiful area. The red rocks, amazing views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bobvacation2063
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Lafayette, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand junction” (333 reviews)
“visitor center” (130 reviews)
“rock formations” (77 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Gurunath C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank MKidd12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a whole day driving around and hiking in the monument. We had our 12 year old and 5year old with us. The 2 hour hike got a little hot down in the valley but we did fine as did the kids. The sights are...More

Thank Josh O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here in our road trip through the west. We arrived at Colorado National Monument after hours and were still able to enjoy the park. The main drive is along Rim Rock Road. We started in Fruita and ended in Grand...More

Thank mada26767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were truly amazed at the views and scenery here. We drove the Rim Rock Drive from Saddlehorn Visitor Center to the Grand Junction Entrance and stopped at most of the overlooks. This was one of the best scenic drives we encountered on our 6...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only reiterate what so many other reviewers have said; this is a marvelous drive. The vistas are varied and spectacular with truly lovely rock formations and colors. There are adequate pull-outs, although I would imagine things can get a bit congested during peak...More

Thank DavidB371
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several hours driving from one end of the park and out of the other. Our first stop was Devils kitchen where had an hour plus on a short trail to the rock structures, well worth the effort. Next up was Cold Shiver Point...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this National Monument on two occasions and I am so amazed at the formations of the beautiful red rocks. Having a large fear of heights makes it difficult for me to enjoy this the way some people do, but I can stand...More

Thank Janice T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful drive through the Colorado National Monument. Rocks were very colorful. Several places to pull off and get out of your car to enjoy the view and walk short distances. North end is more colorful than the south end. South end has a place to...More

Thank Dorothy H
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radiorad
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
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JudyJ41
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Livingthedream999 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You could probably google it.
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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.
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