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Colorado National Monument :: Fruita, CO

One of the must-do rides in Colorado, this loop takes you from the flatland near Grand Junction into the spectacular Colorado National Monument, a world of red cliffs and pinnacles of sandstone jutting into the sky, on an amazingly well-engineered an

Colorado National Monument Trails :: Grand Junction, CO

Perched on the northern lip of the Uncompahgre Plateau, Colorado National Monument envelopes visitors in a world of red-walled slickrock canyons and screeching raptors. The monument’s main road, the Rim Rock Drive, climbs precipitously up cliff faces

Colorado National Monument-Saddlehorn Campground :: Fruita, CO

Saddlehorn Campground is near many park features and hosts a few features of its own. After climbing out of the valley below, veer left around the Saddlehorn (it really does look like the horn of a saddle) and enter the campground. The whole camp

Colorado National Monument :: Grand Junction, CO

The ride starts at Riverside Park, which is about a mile west of downtown Grand Junction. Before heading to the park, make sure to check out the eclectic downtown street art. The collection is a mix of permanent and temporary pieces, ranging from w

Rim Rock Drive: Colorado National Monument :: Grand Junction, CO

A 22-mile drive that explores the lofty sandstone rim and canyons of Colorado National Monument on the northern edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau. Thick sandstone layers drape across the Uncompahgre Plateau, a long humpbacked highland that stretches ac

Rim Rock Drive: Colorado National Monument :: Grand Junction, CO

This 22-mile drive explores the sandstone rim and canyons of Colorado National Monument on the northern edge of the Uncompahgre Plateau

Colorado National Monument :: Grand Junction, CO

Here is a place that is virtually unknown to most people, even those who have done quite a bit of traveling. This is a most perplexing state of affairs for me, because the Colorado National Monument is easily accessible and, more important, is one of

Serpent's Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Serpent's Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 5,045 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,023 feet. The Serpen

Bench Route :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Bench Route is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 4,808 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,617 feet. Near the end o

Alcove Nature Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Alcove Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 5,803 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 218 feet. Near the

Coke Ovens Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Coke Ovens Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,962 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 452 feet. Along the t

Ute Garden Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Ute Garden Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 6,458 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 393 feet. Near the tr

Liberty Cap Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Liberty Cap Trail is a hiking trail in Redlands, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 4,775 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,188 feet. The Wildwo

Ute Canyon Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Ute Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 6,442 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,474 feet. The Ute C

Ccc :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Ccc is a hiking and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 6,136 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 491 feet. The Monument C

Monument Canyon Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Monument Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Redlands, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 4,717 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,917 feet. The Mo

Corkscrew :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Corkscrew is a hiking and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 5,547 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,295 feet. Near t

Fenceline :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Fenceline is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 4,808 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 651 feet.

Canyon Rim Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Canyon Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 5,784 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 440 feet. Near the tr

Black Ridge Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Black Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and Colorado National Monument. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 6,518 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.0 miles wit

Window Rock Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Window Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 5,713 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 96 feet. The Saddleh

Otto's Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Otto's Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,833 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 148 feet. Near the trailh

Devil's Kitchen Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

Devil's Kitchen Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 5,048 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 581 feet. The Se

The Ribbon :: Colorado National Monument, CO

The Ribbon is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 6,653 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,917 fe

No Thorouhfare Canyon Trail :: Colorado National Monument, CO

No Thorouhfare Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Mesa County, Colorado. It is within Colorado National Monument. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 6,849 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 317 feet.

Square Tower Trail: Hovenweep National Monument :: Cortez, CO

The Square Tower Trail in Hovenweep National Monument is an excellent adventure for families. This 1.75-mile round-trip hike takes hikers for a short journey around the rim of Little Ruin Canyon and offers beautiful views of the ruins located in the

Kodels Canyon :: Glade Park, CO

Kodels Canyon Trail actually begins in the BLM’s McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area and travels into the Colorado National Monument near its west entrance. A one-mile hike from the parking area will take you into a desert wilderness with very

County Road 300a :: Browns Canyon National Monument, CO

County Road 300a is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in , Colorado. It is within Browns Canyon National Monument and San Isabel National Forest. It is 8.3 miles long and begins at 7,663 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.6 miles with a

1435 :: Browns Canyon National Monument, CO

1435 is a hiking and biking trail in , Colorado. It is within Browns Canyon National Monument and San Isabel National Forest. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 9,564 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain

Cutthroat Castle Trail :: Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, CO

Cutthroat Castle Trail is a hiking trail in Montezuma County, Colorado. It is within Hovenweep National Monument - Cutthroat Units and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 5,837 feet altitude. Traveling the en

Serpents Trail :: Glade Park, CO

Once dubbed the “Crookedest Road in the World,” this trail is now on the National Register of Historic Structures. John Otto was the man responsible for creating the Colorado National Monument in 1911. As its founding father, he single-handedly built

Sand Canyon :: Cortez, CO

Characterized by sandstone canyons and broad mesas, the southwestern corner of Colorado features a variety of prehistoric cliff dwellings and ruins. The best known of these archaeological sites are found in Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep Nati

Eureka Dunes :: Big Pine, CA

This remote hike visits the tallest sand dunes in the California desert, in the far northwest corner of Death Valley National Park. Punctuating the south end of the remote desert basin of Eureka Valley is a grand pile of dune sand, the largest of thr

Rattlesnake Canyon Arches Trail :: Fruita, CO

Seven major sandstone arches display their age, majesty, and delicacy on this great hike into Black Ridge Wilderness Area. The 75,550-acre wilderness forms the core of the BLM’s 123,000 acre McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, which was desig

Monument Canyon :: Grand Junction, CO

The Monument Canyon Trail is one of many trails that were built in the early 1900s by John Otto, a humble, soft-spoken, some would say eccentric man who once lived in what is now Colorado National Monument. Otto was a recluse who preferred to live al

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument :: Escalante, UT

The huge hunk of the Colorado Plateau encompassed by the Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is divided into three physiographic regions, each distinct and extremely scenic: the canyons of the Escalante, which the Hole-in-the-Rock Road (Ride

Dinosaur Country Cruise :: Vernal, UT

The Dinosaur Country Cruise is a 48.1-mile out-and-back ride over gently rolling hills and false flats. The ride journeys from Vernal, into the Dinosaur National Monument as far as the pavement stretches, and returns. Dinosaur National Monument was t

Trail to Hackberry and Horseshoe Pueblos :: Hovenweep National Monument - Holly Unit, CO

Trail to Hackberry and Horseshoe Pueblos is a hiking trail in Colorado and Utah. It is within Rare Lizard and Snake Instant Study Area, Hovenweep National Monument - Square Tower Unit, and Hovenweep National Monument - Holly Unit. It is 3.4 miles lon

Southwest Utah and Escalante Area Campgrounds :: Cedar City, UT

Southwest Utah and the Escalante area (often referred to as "Color Country") is, well, full of color! It’s a vast and varied place, where rainbow hues tend to be commonplace, and campers come to share in the glory. Located in southwestern Utah, it sn

Hovenweep :: Blanding, UT

Even if no bike ride or prehistoric ruins awaited, the drive to Hovenweep National Momument from points west would be worth doing: flood plains chock-full of Navajo frame houses and hogans, sitting beneath slickrock hills spotted with junipers. Absol

Monument Canyon Trail :: Grand Junction, CO

The Colorado National Monument is one of the least visited monuments in the United States, yet it’s only minutes from the largest population center in Western Colorado, Grand Junction. Operated by the National Park Service, it rises from the Colora

Harpers Corner Road - Dinosaur National Monument :: Dinosaur, CO

This 31-mile-long scenic drive climbs from the headquarters of Dinosaur National Monument over a high, rolling plateau to a lofty lookout atop Harpers Corner above the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers. Dinosaur National Monument spreads acros

Pinkham Canyon Trail :: Indio, CA

Pinkham Canyon is an easy to moderate 4WD trail within Joshua Tree National Park. Park fees are applicable. The trail leaves opposite the Cottonwood Visitor Center, which is an excellent place to gather park information, inquire about road conditions

Dinosaur National Monument Area Campgrounds :: Craig, CO

The landscape of the far northwestern corner of the state is not what comes to mind when most people think about Colorado. The terrain consists of dry rolling hills crumbled by the ages and broken by the sharp-edged canyons of the Yampa and Green riv

No Thoroughfare Canyon :: Grand Junction, CO

Some of Colorado's most spectacular colors can be found in the amazing land of carved sandstone just outside of Grand Junction. Colorado National Monument is a shining example of fantastically-sculpted, colossal geology, full of color, texture, shape

Jones Hole Trail :: Vernal, UT

Jones Hole is the name given to a 2,000-foot-deep gorge that runs along the border between Utah and Colorado in Dinosaur National Monument. Jones Hole Creek, in the bottom of the gorge, is fed from a number of small springs at the head of the canyon

Turkey Flats :: Glade Park, CO

A small section of public land on Glade Park above the Colorado National Monument is managed by the Grand Mesa National Forest. It’s situated in a beautiful aspen grove at 8,400 feet in elevation and it’s a great place to escape the summer heat in th

Devils Kitchen :: Glade Park, CO

Devils Kitchen is a great place for the entire family to play. A short out-and-back hike makes this an easy, quick way to explore the fascinating geology of the Colorado National Monument. Devils Kitchen Trail is a short out-and-back hike that will i

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway :: Carbondale, CO

A 205-mile mostly paved two-lane loop through scenic river valleys, along the Black Canyon’s northern rim, and across two beautiful mountain passes. The West Elk Loop Scenic Byway traverses rural western Colorado, offering a little bit of everything:

Johnson Mesa & Capulin Volcano: Raton to Capulin :: Raton, NM

A 45-mile drive that follows the quiet back route from Raton to Capulin via Capulin Volcano National Monument. This drive follows the back road from Raton to Capulin. Thousands of cars zip through the two towns on busy U.S. Highway 64/87 on their way