Colorado National Monument is a beautiful place to drive through. Conveniently located close to Interstate 70 between Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado National Monument contains 32 squares miles of some of the most spectacular landscape in the American West.
The canyons, sheer cliffs, and plateaus preserved in the Colorado National Monument along with majestic monoliths like this one make the drive through the Park a photographer's paradise.
The Park is a mixture of semi-arid and upland ecosystems and the plant life represents this variety.
The millions of years of erosion on the sedimentary rock makes these beautiful and awe-inspiring formations.
Colorado National Monument is located within the great Colorado Plateau which encompasses parts of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. The Colorado Plateau includes such natural wonders as the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Arches National Parks.
The highest elevation on the road is 6,640 feet.
The mesas inside Colorado National Monument are some of the best in the American Southwest.
The fertile Fruita Valley provides a neat contrast to the impressive rock formations.
Wildflowers dot the landscape.
The Colorado Monument is such a great Park to drive through on any trip you may take on Interstate 70.