Colorado National Monument

Deep canyons and soaring cliffs. National Park

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The Coke Ovens from Rim Rock Dr.

How to get there:

I-70 to Exit 19 (Fruita) and south on Highway 340

  • From I-70/C470 to NM Ent
  • 244 miles 4 hrs
  • GPS
  • Ent Station
  • 39.1186 -108.7314

In General:Campground

  • Length: 23 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 1 hour

Vehicle Entrance Fee: $20

Rimrock Drive provides access to the Saddlehorn Visitor Center and campground, 19 signed viewpoints, and 14 hiking trails — from ½ to 14 miles round trip. Many short, easy trails allow you to gaze upon or walk up to towering masses, while backcountry trails head down into remote canyons full of bird song and solitude.

Photo Ops:VistasWildlifewildflowersHiking

Breathtaking views, towering monoliths, balanced rocks, and steep red-walled canyons a fascinating landscape of deep canyons and soaring cliffs. The pinyon-juniper woodland provides habitat for desert bighorn sheep, eight types of lizards, gray fox, coyote, bobcat, golden eagle, desert cottontail, and turkey vulture.

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