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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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I am still blown away by how amazing the Colorado National Monument really is. I have never been to anything like that before and it sure was a favorite on our road trip. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am still blown away by how amazing the Colorado National Monument really is. I have never been to anything like that before and it sure was a favorite on our road trip. It was a little scary driving up the switchback with no guard rails but I don't regret it for a second. This is like a mini Grand... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had not originally planned to go to Colorado National Monument during our Colorado trip, but I am sure glad we did! We did not decide to go until the day before. Of all of the national parks/monuments we saw in Colorado, this was our favorite. (Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon, and Great Sand Dunes were the others.) The views are... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our favorite on this trip, and we rate it above Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park! The views are breathtaking and pretty well marked. It is a close second to the rocks and colors of Moab Arches. We would recommend this highly! Don't forget if you are over 62 to get a lifetime membership to all National Parks... More 

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Thank Nanci S
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! This gem is waiting for you. So many great view points along he drive. It's a spectacular drive that offers views at every turn. The visitor center offers a movie chronicling how the canyons where made. There is also history on the building of the road. Interesting stuff. Take the short walks to the over looks to get the... More 

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice place Colorado national monument is my favorite I keep visiting every summer. so recommended for all travelers

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After ready online reviews, we decided to take a day away from our visit to Rocky Mountain NP to drive over and see Colorado National Monument. I have mixed feelings. The park is very unique visually. It appears that the side of a mountain just collapsed. Basically it's a 'drive through' park. So, if you are in the area definitely... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful just a beautiful place . On my trip to the USA my first place to go to see landscape was the Grand Canyon which was great !!! Well this place was even better !

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Colorado National Monument is a beautiful park. Scenic vistas at every turn. Lots of geology and different flora and fauna here. The 23-mile Rim Rock Drive offers redrock canyons, blue skies, and fantastic views. When I planned our trip I was not sure how long to visit the park. Most people recommended about 4 or 5 hours. You can certainly... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right outside Grand Junction and Fruita. Not to be missed. The scenery and vistas are fantastic with lots of trails and pull-offs for both the hiker and driver.

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Forney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful drive with amazing views. We saw eagles and big horn sheep along the drive. Many of the turn-offs have short trails leading to the edge of the canyon for even more amazing views. The visitor center is a nice informative center with information regarding the formations of the canyons and how the road and trails were... More 

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