Colorado
National Monument

Scenic Canyons and Sandstone Monoliths
Colorado National Monument (locally referred to as The Monument) is a National Park Service unit near the city of Grand Junction, Colorado. Spectacular canyons cut deep into sandstone, and even granite–gneiss–schist, rock formations. This is an area of desert land high on the Colorado Plateau, with pinion and juniper forests on the plateau. The park hosts a wide range of wildlife, including red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, ravens, jays, desert bighorn sheep, and coyotes. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, road bicycling, and scenic drives; a visitor center on the west side contains a natural history museum and gift shop. There are magnificent views from trails and the Rim Rock Drive, which winds along the plateau - as well as from the campground. Nearby are the Book Cliffs and…
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There isn't an official trailhead to provide access to Red Canyon and Columbus C…
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The Independence Monument trail is located in the Colorado National Monument. Th…
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No Thoroughfare Canyon offers about 4 distinct hikes that I know of. All of thes…
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The cliffs and canyons of the Colorado National Monument, beside Grand Junction …
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This is another of three nice hikes that can start at the Gold Star Canyon trail…
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The Columbus Canyon trail is located in the Colorado National Monument near Gran…
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The Echo Canyon trail is located at the lower end of No Thoroughfare Canyon in t…
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The Fruita Dugway trail climbs from Kodels Canyon up the north side of the Color…
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The Ribbon Trail in the BLM Bangs Canyon Management Area is a unique place for h…
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Wedding Canyon lies north of Independence Monument in the Colorado National Monu…
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The Monument Canyon trail is another jewel for the National Park Service. It loo…
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Otto's Staircase is one of the three trails that can be hiked from the Gold Star…
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The Old Gordon trail is located near the east entrance to the Colorado National …
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Devils Kitchen is a short hike but the trail is a lot of fun and the unique geol…
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There are 3 different good hikes that can be made from the Gold Star Canyon Trai…
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The Ute Canyon trail is located in the Colorado National Monument. The Ute Canyo…
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