Exploring Colorado – Part 2

Who Fancies a Road Trip To Colorado?

After all my adventures to America (And there has been lots of them) I must say that I fell in love with Colorado. Its exciting cities like Denver and Colorado Springs to the National Parks of The Rocky Mountains and Black Canyon of The Gunnison were amazing, but when I found and visited the Colorado National Monument, this park just astounded me! In my opinion, this park is up there with the greats like the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone.


A 10-dollar entrance fee per car is a BARGAIN as the national park boasts one of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. With a 23-mile Rim Rock scenic drive with its unique twists and turns and excellent pull-ins for them all important family pictures.

Here are a few pull-ins to look out for:

Artists Point


Coke Ovens Overlook

 
Independence Monument


Balanced Rock

Fancy A Hike?

No problem! Choose from over 40 miles (Yes 40 Miles) of excellently maintained trails to suit all levels from short and easy to the more experienced long and strenuous! For more information about the parks hike trails please visit the parks web-site found in the useful info part below.

Like Bicycling?

Excellent! You can cycle around the Rim Rock drive road and also connect to surrounding area roads to make a grand 33-mile loop. For more information about the parks trails please visit the parks web-site found in the useful info part below.

Like Golden Eagles?

I do! And trust me you won’t be disappointed. Eagles can be spotted all around this national park as well as an abundant of other birds that make their home here. For more information about the parks birds and wildlife please visit the parks web-site found in the useful info part below.

Useful Stuff…

Getting to the National Park is easy as it is just off I-70 by the Fruita Exit or Grand Junction Exit before the Utah state line.

Address: 1750 Rimrock Dr, Fruita, CO 81521, United States

Phone Number: +1 970-858-3617

http://www.nps.gov/colm/

Fees

Private, non-commercial vehicle: $10
Motorcycle: $5
Individual (hiker, bicyclist): $5
Good for seven consecutive days. Fees apply to those 16 years old and older.

Entrance Fees are paid at the entrance station by credit card, cash or by check.

For all other fees please visit http://www.nps.gov/colm/

 

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