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Colorado National Monument

1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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Best Coloado Rock Formations

Enter at Grand Junction and you can exit at the north end if you would like to just drive through... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wnissen16515
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Stunning!!!

We have been to dozens of national parks, and our expectations were exceeded at Colorado National... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jen A
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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. Two entrances are located outside the cities of Fruita and Grand Junction, Colorado.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand junction” (345 reviews)
“visitor center” (139 reviews)
“rock formations” (84 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
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"rock formations"
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"rim rock drive"
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"east entrance"
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"mini grand canyon"
in 27 reviews
"short trails"
in 21 reviews
"mile drive"
in 39 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"big horn sheep"
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"breathtaking views"
in 38 reviews
"great drive"
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"winding road"
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"take pictures"
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"awe inspiring"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enter at Grand Junction and you can exit at the north end if you would like to just drive through. A little under 50 miles. Fantastic rock formations and deep ravines. All paved roads and a visitor center near the north end. All of Colorado...More

Thank wnissen16515
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been to dozens of national parks, and our expectations were exceeded at Colorado National Park! The vistas are incredible!!! It’s a great park for people with limited mobility as there are many viewpoints that don’t require any hiking. We definitely want to go...More

Thank Jen A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is very beautiful the rock formations are just breathtaking it is a great place to see the sunrise. The monuments there in the way the rocks are shaped are just amazing. The visitor center is well-maintained and very informative staff will give you...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful park, very underrated! While heading into Utah I stopped here for a quick hike on the Devils Loop Trail System. There are probably 20 different routes you can take in the area so you can customize your hike to how much...More

Thank Emily E
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. You can drive through / around this area and stop at scenic views, hike a trail, take pictures, etc. We saw a lot of bicyclers going up and down the mountain. Roads are twisty and winding, so be careful! 35mph. The visitor’s center has...More

Thank Nichole M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're passing through Western Colorado this is a must see! You can drive through the entire Monument while stopping at all of the points for incredible views. Some require short hikes but are worth the minimal extra effort. You may see tons of wildlife...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend taking the time to make a drive through here. The mountains are beautiful and the view is breathtaking.

Thank texasyankee1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop after flying into Denver. We took about 2 hours to drive through the park and stop at a few of the overlooks. It is well worth the time to stop. It would have been nice to have more time to...More

Thank Brandon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views with a great variety of rock formations. Something different around every bend. Go off the beaten path and take some of the hikes. Go early as Summer days can be really hot on the trail. It is a photographer's paradise! This Monument needs...More

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice ride with great views. C We did Black Canyon National Park and this didn't compare. If visiting the area, go for the drive, but I'd recommend getting in the car and heading to Black Canyon.

Thank muc96
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villager05
6 April 2018|
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Response from leahb908 | Reviewed this property |
RV’s were allowed in when I was there recently. However, as the previous reviewer mentioned, you may find it challenging to park at some of the turnouts and trail heads simply because there are so few parking spaces. If... More
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Russell H
21 March 2018|
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Response from JaniceH357 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. I did not see any tour buses but we were there in October. I would encourage you to contact the National Monument Tourist Information for assistance. Have a wonderful trip. We had a car and did a... More
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mommywest
9 February 2018|
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Response from bobvacation2063 | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't give you a very good answer. I've been in the area 1st part of April and it was very nice, comfortable, no problems and another time it snowed some. I know that really helps. Sorry.
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