Colorado National Monument

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Alan Ingram on August 4, 2001

Beyond the sprawling, low-rise town of Grand Junction, a turnoff wound up through arid scrubland to the top of a vast mesa - the "Colorado National Monument" - and skirted round the rim of a deep canyon. From the edge unfolded superb views of huge, sandstone monoliths rising from the valley floor. Strangely eroded by the wind, they are named according to their appearances:- "Kissing Couple", "Pipe Organ", "Coke Ovens" with the isolated 450 foot "Independence Monument" being the most impressive .
Colorado National Monument
Grand Canyon, Arizona, 81521-0001

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