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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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National Monument is a National Treasure!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Aurora, Colorado
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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

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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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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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