Colorado National Monument

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by TRAVELPRO guide on February 7, 2001

Dinosaurs aren't the only things to see here. We enjoyed a panoramic view of the Grand Valley from top of the hills in Colorado National Monument. It's located 20 minutes west of Grand Junction,

Colorado National Monument has been described as one of the grandest natural landscapes in the modern American West. At sunset, it's especially beautiful with its brilliant red and orange hues.

The geological wonder rises 2,000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River. This colorful maze of canyons meanders over 20,000 acres of arched windows, sculptured sandstone rock spires, and natural monoliths–all thrown by the hands of wind and rain over millions of years.

We drove through this natural wonder, but you can also hike and bike through the spectacular scenery. The Visitor Center is open daily throughout the year offering museum exhibits and slide shows on the natural history of the area.
Colorado National Monument
West of the city
Grand Junction, Colorado

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