Holiday in Colorado

Holiday in Colorado


19,919 acres. Colorado National Monument is in western Colorado, not far from the Utah border. It preserves a region of deep, multicolored canyons, along with high rock formations, domes, and arches. There’s semidesert vegetation here, with wildlife which includes mule deer, bighorn sheep, and coyote.

Activities: Backpacking and hiking are available on about 45 miles of trails. Horseback riding is permitted on most trails. Cross-country skiing is often possible here during winter. Rock climbing is another option in the Monument.

Camping Regulations: Backcountry camping is allowed almost anywhere, but sites must be at least 100 yards from trails and one-quarter mile from roads. No permits are necessary. Campfires are not allowed, so a stove must be used for cooking. Pets are prohibited.

For Further Information: Colorado National Monument, Fruita, CO 81521; (303)858-3617.

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