Colorado National Monument

  • Mountain landscape



Colorado Monument Information

Sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, colorful formations, desert bighorn sheep, and soaring eagles are all found at Colorado National Monument.

And those are just a few of the breathtaking landscapes and species that make up the spectacular 32 square mile park.

Situated at the edge of the Uncompahgre Uplift, the park is part of the greater Colorado Plateau. In fact, most of Colorado National Monument rises more than 2,000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River.

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Visiting Colorado Monument

Map of the Park

Colorado National Monument
National Park Service
Fruita , CO

Parks Near Colorado National Monument

Blue sky behind a colorful arch
Arches National Park in Moab offers the largest density of natural sandstone arches in the world. Visitors can enjoy biking, camping, rock climbing, and hiking.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Visitors to the Black Canyon experience highly technical rock climbing, as well as adventurous backwoods hiking for expert outdoor enthusiasts.
Carved by the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park offers visitors hiking, stargazing, camping, and technical rock climbing.
Canyon with river
Curecanti contains Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water, and contains recently discovered dinosaur fossils to boot.
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