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Colorado National Monument

1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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Why isn't this a National Park?

This is an absolutely gorgeous, amazing, incredible place. I don't know what else to say. You... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie R
Independence, Missouri, United States
Great to view on motorcycles

This was an awesome 29th wedding anniversary vacation trip we did on motorcycles. Awesome views... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raimond M
Pueblo, 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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an absolutely gorgeous, amazing, incredible place. I don't know what else to say. You have to see it to believe it. Be sure to take some hikes as you get to see so much more, including herds of Bighorn Sheep.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an awesome 29th wedding anniversary vacation trip we did on motorcycles. Awesome views, great places to stop, and plenty of wildlife. We plan to come back again, maybe camp out, our stay at a great BnB again. Well worth the trip.

Thank Raimond M
Reviewed yesterday

A 23-mile rim-rock road winds along the dissected red-rock highlands west of Grand Junction, ranging between about 4,500 feet and 6,500 feet altitude. Not as spectacular as other iconic parks in the American southwest, this National Monument has the advantage of being scenic enough and...More

Thank nedtraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

As noted by some reviewers, if you enter from the Grand Junction side the road climbs up sharply and has very deep and steep dropoffs with no guardrails. Wonderful views but you won't enjoy them as much if you have a fear of heights!

Thank PJM787
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did a drive through of the main road stopping at many of the view points. Beautiful views of the spires and Junction Valley

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 5 days ago

At first I really didn't think that this would be much fun. Kind of threw it in to waste time driving from Glenwood Springs to Ouray but boy am I glad I did. Right after entering the park on the drive up we saw a...More

Thank pens1fan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive is amazing, the views are breathtaking and there are so many trails to hike and explore. You'll discover so many beautiful things on the Monument, whether you're there a couple of days or a few hours.

Thank Sweetnovember0524
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed taking it a bit easier on day 2 of our national parks trip. This is easy to drive with some stunning views. Also very cool place along the middle of the route to listen to your echo! We think we will try camping...More

Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan the day or at least a half day. Many pull offs for viewing and photo taking. We wished we had brought a picnic. If it's warm pack plenty of water!

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The national parks service website suggested if you have vertigo or fear of heights, to enter the park from the Fruita, not Grand Junction entrance. Very good suggestion, as the drive even for just 4 miles from Fruita entrance was enough for me! The visitor...More

Thank DonnaHMcK
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30 June 2017|
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Response from OntarioCanuck1 | Reviewed this property |
If u google: Dogs are not allowed on any of the trails or in the backcountry at Colorado National Monument. They can only be walked in the campground area and a long paved roads. Still, even if you are traveling with pets... More
30 June 2017|
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Response from RB_Advisor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed in the park. I saw signs indicating that they should remain on a leash, but I saw some that were not. But there were also signs at some of the trailheads that they should not be on the trails at all.