View of Colorado National Monument

Rebecca Toy, writer for National Geographic, shared that the Colorado National Monument, part of the Colorado Plateau, shares geological features with the Grand Canyon and Arches National Parks but receives far fewer visitors. Located near Grand Junction, Colorado, the Monument offers a 23-mile scenic road, Rim Rock Drive, with spectacular canyon views and short trails leading to impressive rock formations. Desert bighorn sheep are commonly spotted here, offering a serene, personal experience for visitors. The Colorado National Monument Association supports conservation efforts, emphasizing the unique, tranquil experiences available off the main roads and trails. Toy also highlighted No Thoroughfare Canyon Trail.

 

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