Colorado National Monument + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Start at either entrance to the Colorado National Monument located between Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado just southwest of Interstate 70. You can find it online at http://www.nps.gov/colm/index.htm
Awesome landscape scenery! Red rock, sheer wall canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive. You may see some wildlife like bighorn sheep and antelope. The evening sun makes the colors vivid and wild, so don't forget to take your camera. There are very nice picnic and camping areas also. Nice shelters with easy hiking trails.
The pavement was very good and well maintained. the twist and turns are many and the views are striking, so the going may be slow. We took about an hour and a half which included a quick picnic lunch.
Great picnic and camping areas and shelters. Very well maintained. Nice visitor center! The facilities are so nice that people have weddings there!
I went in early October and there was virtually no traffic.
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