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Address: Fruita, CO
Phone Number: 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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We though this was a monument (singular) but discovered it was a whole state park with some amazing scenery. Well worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We though this was a monument (singular) but discovered it was a whole state park with some amazing scenery. Well worth a visit!

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huntsville
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The drive was beautiful and the visitor's center so charming with the short walkouts to amazing overlooks. I was not prepared for how vast the area is and the many hiking opportunities. We detoured through on our way from Moab to Crested Butte and wished we had allowed more time!! The drive is so easy and enjoyable. Plan for a... More 

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Melrose, Florida
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a 23 mile drive thru the monument. We started at the Fruita entance and exited at Grand Junction. Gorgeous breath taking views. Reminded me of the Grand Canyon. Good roads with some sharp curves but very drive able. Pull out areas for photo's. Several walking trails thru out the monument. Nice visitor center about halfway to the top.

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Rotonda West, Florida
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful camping area, we had a nice site with beautiful views. The only problem we had was a lot of bugs that seems our insect repellent did not work at all. Maybe we just had a bad timing.

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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had driven by the exit for the monument on several different trips. We thought it was just a just a man made monument. Boy were we wrong! It is a breathtaking 23 mile loop through some of the most beautiful vistas I have ever experienced. It is a must see. Plan on spending an hour and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gorgeous way to see the canyons of Colorado National Monument by driving the upper rim. We first hiked beautiful Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs, Colorado then drove from Grand Junction to Fruita. 23 miles of Wow! So many scenic vistas along the way. If you're afraid of heights ... sit back, relax, and let someone else do the... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem, great drive, walking or cycling also options. Amazing views and scenery, really good visitor centre. Easy reach from Grand Junction.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Colorado National Monument National Parks is a very scenic park. The park has a nice scenic drive with several overlooks and hikes of varied lengths. Highly recommend this park.

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La Crescent, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a beautiful drive with many nice pullover areas to take hikes, climb on rocks & take pictures. Nice clean restrooms & picnic areas.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit this beauty early in the morning on a late spring day. The flowers were in bloom and the wildlife was out. Gorgeous vistas!

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