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Colorado National Monument, Fruita

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See desert land, canyons cut into sandstone, pinion and juniper forests, and wildlife at Colorado National Monument, which you can tour by car or bike, on horseback, or on foot. Hiking and biking trails range in length from 0.4 km (0.25 mi) to 23 km (14 mi), and the scenic drive stretches 37 km (23 mi) through the park. See Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. If you love hiking, go for the Monument Canyon trail--you can encounter wildlife, liquid mudflows, and tall rock formations, with names like Independence Monument and Kissing Couple. Don't forget your camera. Colorado National Monument is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • The landscape views were amazing along with dizzying heights. If you have the nerve you can walk up right to the edge of infinity. Plan at least a day to drive and hike but well worth the time. 
    The landscape views were amazing along with dizzying heights. If you have the nerve you can walk up right to the edge of infinity. Plan at least a day to drive and hike but well worth the time.  more »
  • We stayed at Saddlehorn campground-- well run, clean bathroom, no dishwashing station in loop A. Outside sites have gorgeous views of valley. We drove up from the West Entrance and down the East... 
    We stayed at Saddlehorn campground-- well run, clean bathroom, no dishwashing station in loop A. Outside sites have gorgeous views of valley. We drove up from the West Entrance and down the East...  more »
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  • One of the best visitor centers we've been to! Great little museum with info on geology, and human, and natural history. My son was so excited to become a junior ranger. They really took the time to review his book with him and swear him in. So precious.
  • This place is beautifull. The drive through the park.is about 23 miles and its on the cliff looking down at gorgeous rock faces and formations. Everything we turned a corner we were impressed. If you have kids ask the visitors center for a Jr ranger book. They are great.

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