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Address: Fruita, CO
Phone Number: +1 970-858-3617
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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 were on an aggressive Colorado road trip and had only slightly considered this national monument. We decided to drive through it upon realizing it wouldn't take very long... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on an aggressive Colorado road trip and had only slightly considered this national monument. We decided to drive through it upon realizing it wouldn't take very long. Wow!!! What a remarkable drive!! We thoroughly enjoyed the natural wonder of the landscape and lovely vistas.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove through Fruita on the way to our destination. The real purpose of our trip was for my son to get another stamp in his National Park passport, but, WOW! I am so glad we took the time to drive up to see the views. It was gorgeous. We were there on a nice, sunny day, and it was... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The feature of the Monument cannot e overstated and one could spend some lifetimes here. Take your time or just drive through, but don't drive by. Watch out for height restrictions if you have an RV.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned this drive from the UK, it was our second day in Motorhome, out of Denver. The drive up onto the top was breathtaking, as were the spectacular views, all the way along. The Americans know how to give access to their National And State Monuments and Parks with plenty of parking at the best viewpoints. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere in Western Colorado, you must take a half-day (or full-day) to drive the 28 miles of the rim road. The Visitor's Center is wonderful with many interesting and informative displays. But, the reality of Mother Nature's work on these rock formations will awe you and inspire you. The road has been wonderfully constructed to provide safety... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a photographer and this place frustrates me. It is very hard to get a good shot that is representative of this place. The rim road drive affords few helpful vistas. I guess I must just put on my hiking boots and do some exploring on the valley floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

must stop in comfort inn Fruita and visit Colorado national monument, i enjoyed my trip highly recommended to all travellers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had 1 day near Grand Junction, and I wish I would've allotted more time for this stunning national monument. We went on a holiday weekend and it wasn't too packed. We did encounter quite a few people who wanted to just speed through - and weren't paying attention to the speed limit signs. This is a... More 

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Lacey, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uphill from Grand Junction, Colorado, is the National Park Service's 32-square-mile park that is Colorado's answer to nearby Utah's jaw-dropping geologic formations. A well-kept rim road and many good trails offer the traveler magnificent options for viewing geology that's still in process: three overlying groups of rock and sediment. A geologist would have a field day, and the rest of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only in Colorado is there a park this cool 10 minutes outside of town. The views are fantastic. The overlooks and facilities are all well maintained. The road is an enjoyable drive. We didn't get to do any hiking on any of the trails but I would definitely like to if I get the chance to come again.

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