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Colorado National Monument

1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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Beautiful place

I've been here before and wanted to go back. What a beautiful area. The red rocks, amazing views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, Indiana

We did a 1,000 mile road trip around Colorado and the National Monument, along with the Black... read more

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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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“grand junction” (334 reviews)
“visitor center” (128 reviews)
“rock formations” (78 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
+1 970-858-3617
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here before and wanted to go back. What a beautiful area. The red rocks, amazing views, hiking trails that take you to even more amazing views and a nice drive. This park is not crowded most of the time so you're not fighting...More

Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a 1,000 mile road trip around Colorado and the National Monument, along with the Black Canyon, was probably the most beautiful part of our journey.

Thank MKidd12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a whole day driving around and hiking in the monument. We had our 12 year old and 5year old with us. The 2 hour hike got a little hot down in the valley but we did fine as did the kids. The sights are...More

Thank Josh O
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here in our road trip through the west. We arrived at Colorado National Monument after hours and were still able to enjoy the park. The main drive is along Rim Rock Road. We started in Fruita and ended in Grand...More

Thank mada26767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were truly amazed at the views and scenery here. We drove the Rim Rock Drive from Saddlehorn Visitor Center to the Grand Junction Entrance and stopped at most of the overlooks. This was one of the best scenic drives we encountered on our 6...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only reiterate what so many other reviewers have said; this is a marvelous drive. The vistas are varied and spectacular with truly lovely rock formations and colors. There are adequate pull-outs, although I would imagine things can get a bit congested during peak...More

Thank DavidB371
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several hours driving from one end of the park and out of the other. Our first stop was Devils kitchen where had an hour plus on a short trail to the rock structures, well worth the effort. Next up was Cold Shiver Point...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this National Monument on two occasions and I am so amazed at the formations of the beautiful red rocks. Having a large fear of heights makes it difficult for me to enjoy this the way some people do, but I can stand...More

Thank Janice T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful drive through the Colorado National Monument. Rocks were very colorful. Several places to pull off and get out of your car to enjoy the view and walk short distances. North end is more colorful than the south end. South end has a place to...More

Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did a solo getaway mid week. Traffic was light and plenty of parking along the route. Go mid week if you can! Take your time and get out and take pictures and just spend a few minutes soaking it all in. Incredible views and can't...More

Thank Fred M
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4 October 2017|
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Response from petah | Reviewed this property |
I think people gave excellent answers to your query. It does draw many visitors in the summer months so parking may be at a premium, especially in the pull-outs. One other note: there are both east and west entrances and... More
29 August 2017|
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Response from Livingthedream999 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You could probably google it.
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16 August 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
The drive thru CNM is easy and breath taking. You can control the amount of time you spend there.