Discover Stunning Rock Formations in Colorado National Monument

Explore one of the great landscapes of the American West on Colorado National Monument's best hiking trails.

Hiking Moderate, Difficult

Rock scrambling opportunities increase the view factor.
Rock scrambling opportunities increase the view factor. Photo: Scott Anderson


"Colorado National Monument is an absolutely gorgeous place that very few hikers know about," writes Nancy Anderson. "It is Colorado's version of the Grand Canyon... without all the people!"

Indeed, this epic natural area is home to towering red rock cliffs, deep canyons, and rock monoliths, along with an expansive network of hiking trails. Even from the paved Rim Rock Drive road "you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles," according to the National Park Service. This all adds up to way more adventure than most people can fit into a visit to the monument!


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