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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 views are just amazing and pictures won’t do it justice. The road basically goes from one end to the other, you can start from either the west or east entrance. Be sure to take time at several... 
    The views are just amazing and pictures won’t do it justice. The road basically goes from one end to the other, you can start from either the west or east entrance. Be sure to take time at several...  more »
  • I came here as a solo female traveler. I stayed at a nearby Airbnb, worked remotely in the mornings/early afternoons, and then came to the monument for four afternoons in a row. What an amazing trip.....  more
    I came here as a solo female traveler. I stayed at a nearby Airbnb, worked remotely in the mornings/early afternoons, and then came to the monument for four afternoons in a row. What an amazing trip.....  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.
  • The visitor center had lots of great information to read and gives you a feel for the amount of work that went into the roads that allow us to enjoy such amazing views! You should definitely spend a few minutes in here scoping it out before off to experience the landscape. Also, everyone there was super friendly and helpful.

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