A Hidden Treasure: Colorado National Monument

November 15, 2007 at 4:07 am 3 comments

This was a trip we did not plan, but instead, fate brought us to this beautiful place. God has indeed wonderful ways of revealing to us His great creations, His genius work. We were on our way to Utah from Illinois where we took our needed stop-over at Nebraska, and then at Grand Junction, Colorado. The morning we were supposed to leave Grand Junction, the bridge at highway 70 that connects Colorado and Utah was suspected to collapse. The hotel’s front desk clerk gave us direction of the detour, where instead of taking highway 70, we would take highway 340 until it meets highway 70 again past the problematic bridge. Driving on highway 340 with the sunrise was a perfect treat for us, for the scenery was just magnificient. Then, we saw signs to Colorado National Monument,


we decided to follow the signs, or continue with the treat of scenic magnificence. It was a wonderful drive through the park, and wonderful little hikes as well to the different viewing points.

The Colorado National Monument preserves one of the great landscapes of the American West.   The park offers different natural treasure surprises such as sheer walled canyons, towering monoliths and colorful formations. There are various activities within the park, which includes biking, hiking, backpacking, camping, and horseback riding.

Having not enough time to fully explore the park, because of our hotel reservations in Utah, we chose to do the short hikes in the park instead, which were:

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Entry filed under: canyons, desert, grand junction, hiking, nature, rocks, travel.

Through the Fire Hiking Iron Mountain

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. engr nabeela amin  |  December 3, 2007 at 6:51 am

    really very imaginative places i also want to discover the world .the information given above is very useful.more research should be made on these monuments.

  • 2. engr nabeela amin  |  December 3, 2007 at 6:54 am

    the mountains shown in colorado are very beautiful and amaizing.

    thank you. they are amazing indeed. hopefully, these natural wonders around us will be preserved through all our contributing efforts.

  • 3. Hagen  |  July 31, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I’ll soon have a weekend to spend in Denver and was still unsure wether to make the long trip (Hey! I’m from Germany…200 miles is a long distance for us Europeans 😉 …) to the CNM or go somewhere else (e.g. the overcrowded RM NP).
    But after seeing your really nice report and extremely nice pictures, there’s no doubt that I do it.

    Best regards,


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