Colorado National Monument

A mini-Grand Canyon experience outside of Grand Junction. Sandstone canyons, arches, monoliths sculptured by wind and water await you year round.

The Colorado River Valley includes Grand Mesa, the largest mesa in the US, and towns of Fruita, Palisade, Gunnison.  Multiple activities available year round.

Location - Colorado National Monument Sign - Google Maps

Alternate titles -

Bench Trail - 8.8 miles - 1700 ft elevation gain

Monument Canyon - 11.6 miles - 1873 ft elevation gain

No Thoroughfare Canyon - 5.6 miles - 793 ft elevation gain

Ute Canyon Lower TH - 11 miles - 1912 ft elevation gain

Liberty Cap Trail - 12.9 miles - 2004 ft elevation gain

Devil's Canyon Trail System - 6.7 miles - 780 ft elevation gain

Coke Ovens Trail - .9 miles - 173 ft elevation gain

Canyon Rim Trail to Window Rock - 1.8 miles - 246 ft elevation gain

Otto’s Trail - .7 miles - 124 ft elevation gain

Devil’s Kitchen Trail - 1.5 miles - 311 ft elevation gain

Serpent Trail - 3.4 miles - 780 ft elevation gain

Lower Monument and Wedding Canyon Loop - 4.5 miles - 767 ft elevation gain

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Camping, Exploring Nature, Hiking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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  • Colorado National Monument - Bench Trail
  • Colorado National Monument - Monument Canyon
  • Colorado National Monument - No Thoroughfare Canyon
  • Colorado National Monument - Ute Canyon Lower TH
  • Colorado National Monument - Liberty Cap Trail
  • Colorado National Monument - Devil's Canyon Trail System
  • Colorado National Monument - Coke Ovens Trail
  • Colorado National Monument - Canyon Rim Trail to Window Rock
  • Colorado National Monument - Otto’s Trail
  • Colorado National Monument - Devil’s Kitchen Trail
  • Colorado National Monument - Serpent Trail
  • Colorado National Monument - Lower Monument and Wedding Canyon Loop
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