It seems to me that Colorado National Monument isn’t very well known, and I’m not sure why it isn’t. Maybe it’s the location – just outside of Fruita, Colorado, on the Colorado-Utah border.
I stopped there with my mom a couple of years ago, when we were making a cross-country trip from Savannah to Washington. Since my husband wasn’t with me on that trip, I decided that he needed to experience it also.
The drive is beautiful, but not for the faint of heart. If you don’t like heights, maybe it’s not for you. I’m okay with heights, but there were places where I felt like they really should have had some guard rails, especially as we were driving along in our very top-heavy 15-passenger van.
See that little guard rail up ahead? What you can’t see is the drop-off on the other side of it.
The view is worth the lack of guard rails though. Don’t you agree?
The only complaint I had about our drive is the fact that I was on the wrong side of the vehicle the entire time, so I was having to take pictures through the driver’s side window as we drove. Not so easy, believe me!!
This large rock is called “Independence Monument”.
And there are a couple of tunnels, which my children adore. Who doesn’t like a tunnel? Especially a narrow one?
If you happen to be crossing the country on I-70 and see the sign for Colorado National Monument, take the exit and drive through the park. You won’t be sorry!!