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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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Spectacular Monument a "Must See"

The Colorado National Monument is truly a marvelous treasure to behold. Gorgeous vistas and fascinating rock formations. Some call this the "Grand Canyon of Colorado" and while... read more

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Colorado National Monument is truly a marvelous treasure to behold. Gorgeous vistas and fascinating rock formations. Some call this the "Grand Canyon of Colorado" and while there is no river running through it, overall, I have to agree heartily with this description! I can't believe we were in Colorado 30 years before we saw this treasure!!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A real treat! Great for those who want to hike it, great for those who want to bike it, great for those who just want to motor through and be awestruck by the amazing views.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful and awesome of the national parks without the abundant crowds. Just off highway 70 toward the western border of Colorado, this small park just south of the interstate is a must for any passers by. Basically one approaches a massive cliff and drives literally up the side of it to the mesa at the very... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Monument is filled with incredible natural rock formations and deep canyons. The roads are laid out with scenic view turnouts strategically placed. Hiking trails are abundant and available for every level of experience and ability. Directly across from the visitor center, offers a wealth of information and interesting gifts, is a wheelchair accessible trail. It's hot in summer, so... More 

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Lebanon, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Aunt and I drove from Tuscon AZ, up the CA coast into Oregon and Washington, and then down through Idaho and Utah, into Colorado and then across I-70 back home to New England.... We had no agenda, stopping wherever we thought looked like it had promise. We sort of "bumped into" Colorado National Monument and since we had purchase... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have gone through Grand Junction many times without even noticing this area. It was only because I'd discovered Rattlesnake Canyon arches that we'd decided to go into the park. What we discovered was far more beautiful than we imagined. There are a lot of great trails and areas to stop and take pictures of the rock formations as well... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 4th visit but with some of our family members who hadn't previously visited! They were as impressed as we've been. The drive has a number of scenic pull-offs. There are numerous trails of varying lengths. The monument rises up from the Colorado Plateau and affords the visitor many striking views and formations. It's a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very close and beautiful drive from Grand Junction through the Monument. Very impressive if you haven't seen it before. You can get through it and a slower traffic day in about an hour and a half. There are many pull offs to get pics and to just soak up the beauty of the canyon. Dan and Phyllis Denver, CO

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Colorado National Monument was set aside by the government on May 24, 1911, after the tireless urging of local enthusiast, John Otto. Part of the spectacular rock formations of the gigantic Colorado Plateau which spreads west, southwest, and south across Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, the names of the national parks encompassed include Bryce, Zion, Arches, the Grand Canyon, and... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a spectacular view!! I am a beginning hiker, so I loved this monument. There were 4-5 very accessible trails that were a mile or less. They led to breathtaking views and were not overly strenuous. I saw my first big-horn sheep and lizards! What a beautiful place.

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