Tag Archive: Colorado National Monument

Jan 26

Ute Garden Trail: Colorado National Monument.

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Ute Garden Trail is a family friendly trail that has two things going for it.  First, and most important, it has an incredible view of Ute Canyon.  Second, Ute Garden Trail showcases a lot of the vegetation that is located in Colorado National Monument.  Go for the view. Like many of the spots on the park road …

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Jan 21

Coke Ovens Trail: Colorado National Monument

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Coke Ovens Trail, a short hike with great views of the red-rock landscape of Colorado.  Colorado National Monument seems a little out of place in pantheon of Colorado scenery. No majestic mountains, no groves of aspens, or roaring water.  The monument would seem more at home in Colorado’s neighbor to the west.  Miles of trails …

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Jan 13

Rim Rock Drive: Colorado National Monument

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Rim Rock Drive, the park road in Colorado National Monument, is one of the most scenic drives that I have been on.  Just 23 miles long.  Rim Rock Road is short and oh so sweet.  There is just something about the crisp blue western sky painted above the sweet red rocks below that gets me …

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Jan 01

Sunrise at Colorado National Monument

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A few years ago you could not have paid me enough to get up to catch sunrise during a vacation.  Now I look forward to it.  Well, at least one special spot on each trip.  I am not that crazy it is called a vacation for a reason.   On this particular trip I decided it …

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