Colorado National Monument-Photos, Information, and Why You Should Visit

Several years ago I lived in Western Colorado not far from Colorado National Monument. The Monument was one of the places I used to take relatives I had not seen in many years, and who came from all over the country to visit me (once they learned I was living in Colorado) and to stay in what I eventually deemed The Colorado Hilton West (mine and my husband’s apartment).

We never took any of the hiking or biking trails, but stayed pretty much to the road that goes around The Monument, which is called Rim Rock Drive. The Drive is about 23 miles all the way around and it is packed with things to see.

There are several “pull outs” along the way if someone just wants to get out of their vehicle and look out across the vast Independence Valley below, or take pictures.

All along the way there are amazing views featuring spires and domes several thousand feet high as well as sheer-walled canyons and cliffs with natural rock sculptures everywhere. The rock layers that have been carved by erosion over time are obvious in almost every rock formation -- and there are many rock formations.

Rim Rock Drive includes winding hairpin curves, narrow road shoulders, tunnels, and sometimes fallen rocks on the roadway, so it is usually a good idea not to be in a hurry.

Amazing Views in Colorado National Monument

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Local Right of Passage? Or Just Crazy?

In spite of the sometimes dangerous driving conditions, when I lived in Western Colorado, it was a common activity for some young people in the area to have parties inside The Monument grounds at night, get wasted, and then see how fast they could drive around The Monument canyon road successfully.

Sadly, it was sometimes necessary to fish some of them and their vehicles from the bottom of the canyon, on average, according to local police at the time, about 3 fishings a year.

There are places along the Drive that are challenging even in daylight, and at night it is far more so. There are no streetlights, and as I said, there are a few hairpin curves; the road is narrow, and the shoulders narrower so that they barely exist.

If one is reasonable in their night drive, taking extreme caution, there is an incredible view to be seen atop the cliffs at night looking down on the city of Grand Junction. Most of The Monument area rises over 2,000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River.

Breathtaking Views All Along Rimrock Drive in Colorado National Monument

Flora and Fauna

All along Rim Rock Drive there is plant life in the form of cactus, wildflowers, pinyon pines, juniper trees, and other desert plants, most of which I never learned to identify. Flowering season for cactus begins in mid April and continues into mid July.

The wildlife is varied, including desert bighorn sheep, rock squirrels, chipmunks, coyotes, collared lizards, scorpions, jays, ravens, wrens, golden eagles, and more. The Colorado National Monument is part of the National Park Service and they say a determined golden eagle can even take down a bighorn sheep or a mule deer!

Every year on July 4th, Independence Day, local rock climbers scale Independence Monument and raise an American flag on the top.

Western Colorado has some of the most scenic terrain I have had the good fortune to view. Every state in the U.S. has it’s own unique beauty, but Western Colorado is bursting at the seams with interesting and unusual scenery that is great from the highways and even better if you have time to stop and take a closer look.

For more information: http://www.nps.gov/colm/photosmultimedia/index.htm

A quick look at Colorado National Monument

Colorado Park Service Information and Photos

Colorado National Monument

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Au fait 10 months ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W., thank you for stopping by and sharing this article! Western Colorado is a beautiful place to visit year around, even now in winter. Hope all is well with you and that your new year is off to a great start!


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Peggy W 11 months ago from Houston, Texas

Perhaps in the dead of winter people are already thinking of planning summer vacations. So will share this again for people who might like traveling to Colorado and viewing this spectacular national monument. It is certainly beautiful judging from your wonderful photos!

Hope you are enjoying this new year of 2016!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for coming by Rebeccamealey. So glad you enjoyed. Hope you have an opportunity to visit here soon!


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Pstraubie48, Patricia, thank you for reading and commenting on this article and for the votes, pin, and share. So glad you enjoyed. You know of course I live in North Texas now? Colorado was 26 years ago, but I'm sure the panoramic views are still there and worth seeing. Hope you get to visit one of these days . . .


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rebeccamealey 20 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

It's on my bucket list, Au fait. Thanks for sharing. Awesome!


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

No wonder you place became known as the Colorado HiltonWest---if I had gotten there when I was living in South Dakota, no doubt, I would have heard the good word about your place and headed on over.

Amazing , breathtaking photos that make me wish to come there post haste.

Great hub, as usual.

Wishing you too a lovely Easter weekend.

Angels are on the way ps

Voted up++++ and shared pinned to Awesome HubPages


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas Author

Tillsontitan, thank you for taking time to view these gorgeous photos and to read about the Colorado Monument, and for the votes. So glad you enjoyed, and I hope you get the opportunity to see these things in person one day soon.

I recommend spring so that if you're able to get through the mountains you will see all the waterfalls and springs that are there only in spring when the snow melts. Also, before it gets so hot in the valleys. Colorado Monument is in a desert valley.


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Au fait 22 months ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for the votes and share and taking time to come by to do all that. I know you're especially busy right now and winning against the developer is an important goal. I'm behind you all the way and look forward to hearing it's finally over and that your side has won! Take care . . .


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tillsontitan 22 months ago from New York

Still on my wish list. The beauty of this place is truly breathtaking! I don't know how I missed this hub for so long. Glad I found it now. Thanks for the pictures they were great.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago

Stopping by to share this again, I love looking at the amazing photos. We have the beauty of all the other countries all in one place.

Voted up, UABI and shared.

I hope all is well with you, have a blessed day.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Perspycacious, thank you for reading this article and viewing the photos, and for your kind wishes. There is so much more to see in Colorado than what I've shown and written about here. I hope you get to tour the state and see all the incredible sights there.

Hope your Thanksgiving was the best, and wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Added to my Bucket List, thought the great photos and video make me feel as If I have already made the trip! Fine Hub. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


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poetryman6969 2 years ago

Great photos. Especially that winter one.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Sujaya venkatesh, thank you for coming by. Hope you have the opportunity to visit Colorado one day.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Shyron, for coming by and for all the votes and pin and share. Take care and God bless . . .


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sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

a good guide


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Such beatiful pictures and videos are also beautiful. I have to come here to see them over and over again.

Voted up, UABI, pinned to AH and shared.

Good to talk to you today.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Vespawoolf, thank you for coming by and taking the time to read and look at these photos. Colorado has so many interesting and unusual things to see. I hope you will visit the Colorado Monument and that you will have time to see as many of the other breathtaking sights as possible.

Peggy W has some great articles on gorgeous things to see in Colorado. Check them out. They're among her earlier articles. Hope you have lots of time so you won't miss anything!


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

We will be in Colorado in July and hope to visit Colorado National Monument! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and experiences!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron, thank you for letting me know about the award and for the votes and share! I've added a map. Does that help? Blessings to you too.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Au fait, congratulations on winning the gold award on jogoldsmith11.hubpages.com/hub/GC-Publications-Presents-May-Gold-Award-Winners-Part-One.

Voted up, UABI and shared

Blessings


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Jo_Goldsmith11 for taking time to check this article out. The scenery in Colorado is beautiful and the sheer cliffs can indeed be breathtaking. Thank you for the votes and share. Hope you have the opportunity to visit Colorado and experience the panoramic views in person one day. Blessings to you also.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

You have really spent much time on this article!

Very well done! :-)

Shared and Up she goes!

It only makes me wish I was there to stand on those breathtaking mountain tops and look out into a new perspective.

Way to go! sending prayers of blessings your way! :-) Shalom


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for coming back to view these beautiful photos again Shyron. Also for the votes and share and pin. This article is idled and not likely to come out of idle anytime soon, but I'm glad you appreciate it and enjoy the photos.

Hope you and John are well and that you are feeling muchos better.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Aunt Jimi, thank you for stopping by to check this article out, and for the votes and share, etc. So glad you enjoyed the photos. Colorado is very picturesque as you might imagine, and there is lots to see there.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Au fait, you did a fantastic job of showing our beautiful country with your magnificent pictures. Just your pictures alone give people Hope.

Voted up, ABI shared and pinned.

Your friend Shyron


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Such great photos! I hope I get to see these things for real one day.

Voted up and BAUI. Sharing.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for commenting on this article. This would indeed be a very interesting and beautiful vacation spot and the mountains all around it are something to see too, especially since it is soon to be spring. Waterfalls coming out in unexpected places and wild flowers, etc. Really beautiful in spring.


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Deborah-Diane 2 years ago from Orange County, California

People are starting to plan their summer vacations, so I thought I would mention this beautiful article again. Some people may want to include this region as an area to include in their cross-country trip!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for visiting this article and for you high praise! Sadly, this hub hardly ever sees the light of day. Rarely looked at by anyone just like my other 'travel' type articles, and that is why I don't write them anymore. Unfortunately Pinterest seems to have deserted us all too.


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Peggy W 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

Going to give this another pin and this time will put it into Awesome HubPages. I loved looking at your gorgeous photos again. You should do more travel type articles if this is any indication of the wonderful photos that you take!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for sharing this article again. I hope people who were able to do so took advantage of our National Parks this weekend as well. Last I knew Colorado National Monument had no charge for entering, but that may have changed because I haven't been there for a long time.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

This is the perfect day for me to re-share this article with my followers because all the US National Parks are free to enter this weekend for Veterans Day. I hope many Americans will take advantage of this opportunity!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you MG Singh for reading and commenting on this article. So glad you enjoyed the photos and I hope you will have the opportunity to visit the Colorado National Monument one day soon!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you moonlake, for pinning and sharing this article!


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MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

Lovely photos. Will visit sometime


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Had to come back and pin this to my travel page. I will also share again.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for stopping by Diogenes. It is my natural circadian rhythm that makes me want to sleep in the day time and be awake at night. It is the 'unnatural employer' that tries to force my circadian rhythm to change -- an impossible task. Moments have no control over me.

Hope your team won. ;) Take care . . . xox


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diogenes 3 years ago from UK and Mexico

Hi sweetie...your a "might owl?" your comment 15 months ago which I didn't notice at the time. Interesting connotations here...maybe a Freudian slip? Is it because of your intellectual or physical might? Or because you "might" if the moment took you?

Mr Smartarse xoox

PS My team are playing here in Wembley tomorrow! England? Pah! The Steelers!!!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for your high praise of this article and for sharing it with your followers!


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

This is such a wonderful national park, I wanted to re-share this so more people will consider visiting it. This is a wonderful Hub!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Lifelovemystery, thank you for taking time to enjoy these beautiful photos! So glad you liked them.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Shyron, for viewing these great photos and voting and pinning and sharing this article -- and for all that you do!


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lifelovemystery 3 years ago from Houston, TX

Your photographs are so beautiful!


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Au fait, I come back here to look at the magnificent photos, this country has everything and is awesome, voted that way and beautiful and interesting and sharing and pinning.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Deborah-Diane, thank you for checking this article out and for pinning it! Colorado has spectacular scenery as you know if you have been there often. So glad you enjoyed the photos!


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

I just pinned this to my "Favorite Places and Spaces" board. Our family has spent a lot of time in Colorado, and I love your photos!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for tweeting this hub!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Enjoying this again and since this spectacular scenery is already pinned and shared with followers, will tweet this time to spread the word about this gorgeous Colorado National Monument.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Cashmere, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. I hope you will have the opportunity to see this place. All of Western and Southern Colorado is well worth seeing and I hope one day you will do that. Glad you enjoyed the photos.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

vandynegl, thanks for stopping by!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you moonlake, for reading/commenting, and sharing this hub. So glad you enjoyed. The photos are so spectacular and my memories of the place so vivid I wanted to share it all with everyone.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

phdast7, Theresa, thank you for stopping by to read and enjoy the photos. Colorado has so much to see you could easily spend a good 10 days there and still not see it all. Alas, I don't know anyone who lives there anymore or I would get you an invite! :)


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

LupitaRonquillo, thank you for checking out this hub. Glad you enjoyed the the photos. Colorado is a very spectacularly scenic place to see.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

DDE, thank you for reading and commenting on the hub! Western Colorado is definitely worth seeing. The Colorado Monument is just one place. There are many scenic places everywhere you go in Western Colorado.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Paul Kuehn, for reading, commenting, voting on, and sharing/tweeting/pinning this article! The Colorado National Monument is much smaller in area than the national parks in Utah, but both are well worth seeing. Utah is packed with beautiful and unique scenery. I recommend everyone visit both Utah and Colorado and be sure to have their cameras ready.


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cashmere 3 years ago from India

Breath taking photos! Would love to visit this place one day.


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vandynegl 3 years ago from Ohio Valley

I would love to visit here! Such amazing views! Thank you for sharing!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Your photos are just beautiful. Very interesting hub really enjoyed it. Voted up and shared.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Au Fait - Wow! Very interesting text and such incredible and beautiful pictures. Simply breathtaking. I need a friend in Colorado to visit! Sharing. Theresa


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LupitaRonquillo 3 years ago from Colorado

Colorado is so beautiful, especially in the spring and summer! Nice job on showing up Colorado... :)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thorough work here so informative of a beautiful place indeed, the photos are stunning.


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Au Fait,

This is an awesome hub. I really enjoyed your super photos and viewing the videos. From what I have seen, Colorado National Monument looks more beautiful than the Utah parks like Bryce Canyon which I have visited. I will definitely have to visit Colorado the next time I visit the States. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W for sharing and pinning this article! I didn't "go there," I lived in Grand Junction for 2 years. :) There are so many beautiful and interesting things to see there all year around. Thanks so much again Peggy!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

This information is too good not to share again. Am going to start a new board on Pinterest titled Colorado and will pin this hub there. Sounds like you had great times going there often. Such beautiful scenery!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Lee Ward Cruises, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I think you may have Colorado National Monument mixed up with the Grand Canyon in Arizona. There several hundred miles apart and in different states, but both are gorgeous and well worth a visit. Thanks again . . .


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you TToombs08 for reading, commenting, voting and sharing this hub! Glad you enjoyed. Colorado definitely has a lot of fantastic picturesque scenery. I recommend spring as the best time to visit, halfway through the snow melt so that it's mostly gone, but there's still enough to generate all those cool waterfalls all through the mountains.


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Lee Ward Cruises 3 years ago from Gold Coast, Queensland

I remember we drove a Driveaway car from Miami to LA and took a slight detour to check out the Canyon. We were blown away by the sheer size of the place and the spiritual feeling it has. Thanks for the refresher


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Au fait, this was absolutely stunning! Loved the pictures and your descriptions were captivating. I will have to take a trip to Colorado and actually stick around some time instead of rushing through on our way someplace else. Great job. Voted up and shared.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Shyron E Shenko, thank you for your appreciation. So glad you enjoy this hub!


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Beautiful pictures, awesome countryside. I love this hub.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

MosLadder, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Glad you enjoyed the photos. The Grand Canyon isn't very far away from Grand Junction Colorado and the Colorado National Monument, but it is a whole lot bigger! Happy New Year!


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MosLadder 3 years ago from Irvine, CA

Beautiful photos! Remids me so much of the Grand Canyon.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Green Art, thank you for checking out my hub and leaving a comment sharing your experience! Colorado does have so very much beautiful scenery. Definitely a must see state in this country, but really, every state has it's own beauty. I've been fortunate to visit 39 or them and to live in 5. Thanks for the votes too . . . Happy New Year!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

punacoast, thank you for checking out this hub and leaving a comment! So glad you enjoyed the photos. You should plan an entire tour all around the state of Colorado. It's worth seeing.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

prasetio30, thank you for reading, commenting, and voting on this hub! Colorado has much more to see, but the Colorado Monument is a good place to begin. Glad you enjoyed!


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Green Art 3 years ago

So many beautiful photographs in this hub! I rode my bike through Colorado in 1976 with several friends during a cross country trip. I loved riding through the state. Thanks for sharing all these great views. Voted Up and Beautiful!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Colorado is a very scenic place and I loved the mountains when I lived there. Hope you get a chance to visit Colorado if you haven't already been there. Thanks for stopping in Shyron, and glad you enjoyed the photos!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

mperrottet, thank you for the read, comments, votes, etc.! I think you would really enjoy a trip through the Monument. I don't know if you may recall, but several years ago Independence Rock in the Colorado Monument was in a major car commercial on TV. A new car (can't remember if it was Chevy or Ford) was helicoptered to the top of Independence Rock for the commercial. It played for quite a while.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Peggy W, thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing this hub. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Seeing it for real is even better. A great way to spend a few hours in the afternoon -- or longer if you feel like a hike. Be sure to bring your camera!


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punacoast 3 years ago from Big Island, Hawaii

Wow, breathtaking views indeed! That's it, I'm adding this stunning hidden gem into my travel wish list for 2013! Thanks for sharing it with us Au fait.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful place, I am glad to see all the miracles of Colorado. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Gorgeous photos - Colorado is a beautiful place. I have a cousin who wanted to go there all his life, and when he finally made it, he died.


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mperrottet 3 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

Although I've traveled through Colorado a few times, I never heard of Colorado National Monument. It looks like a place I'd love to visit next time I do a cross country trip. Your photographs are beautiful. Voted up, interesting and beautiful.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Thanks for introducing me to the Colorado National Monument. Wow! It is gorgeous!!! You are fortunate to have been able to see it so many times. The photos are spectacular and I enjoyed both videos. Many up votes and happily sharing.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub Millionaire Tips! There is rarely snow. The photo with snow is a rarity. The road is quite safe in daylight and even in darkness if one uses common sense and drives a reasonable speed. The view looking down on Grand Junction at night from up on the cliffs with a sky full of stars is magnificent!

Thanks again for your visit. I hope you have a chance to see for yourself one day!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I've never been there, and really enjoyed the virtual tour you have provided here. I think I would be afraid to drive it in the daylight, much less when there is snow on the ground or at night! It looks awesome - thanks for the gorgeous photographs. Voted up.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

I lived in western Colorado for 2 years. It gave me an opportunity to see a lot of the western parts of this country. I love the mountains.

Glad you stopped by John. Thank you for your comments and y'all come back soon! ;)


John Merrill 4 years ago

Great pictures. So you used to live out there? How did you like it? Seems like it's located in a good area for a lot of other interesting scenery to. I've been away, but I'll try to check out more of your hubs soon.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Angel, the views out west can be vast and breathtaking. Glad you enjoyed the photos! Thank you for stopping to look and leaving a comment!


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Angel Mehsinjer 4 years ago from United States

Wow! These photos are gorgeous. I haven't been out west, but I think I want to go after seeing these pics.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

These photos really are spectacular aren't they? Thank you for the compliments and for taking time to read and comment. Appreciate it very much as always, Shyron.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you again Diogenes, for you high compliments and for commenting. You are appreciated more than you know. I'm always up late when possible -- I'm a might owl.;) xx


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Magnificent pictures,interesting hub. Keep up the good work.

My favorite is the rainbow.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

billybuc: Thank you for your much appreciated comments!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Queen Hypatia: Thank you for taking time to read and comment. The photos here are, as other readers have said, magnificent, and spectacular!


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Magnificent scenery. You guys are fortunate yuu're not born in Blackpool!

Nice pics with a pretty cactus as well...

Bob


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Spectacular pictures and great hub! I have been there and I agree completely.


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Queen Hypatia 4 years ago

You have so many gorgeous photos! And the video is fantastic also! I have never traveled to your western states. I have heard it is mostly barren, but these photos are very impressive. I think now I may try to persuade my husband to go out there and see for myself. Love this hub!

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