Colorado National Monument


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Colorado National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Colorado National Monument


Fruita, CO 81521
Phone:970-858-3617
Fax:970-858-0372
Web: www.nps.gov/colm/
Size: 20,534 acres.
Established: Established on May 24, 1911.
Location:In western Colorado, 12 miles from Grand Junction. From the east, take I-70 to Grand Junction, exit at Horizon Drive, and take Exit 31 to the east entrance; from the west, take I-70 to Fruita, and Exit 19 to the west entrance.
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, trails. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is part of the greater Colorado Plateau, which also includes such geological wonders as the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Arches national parks (see separate entries for descriptions of each). Sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, unusual formations, dinosaur fossils, and remains of prehistoric Indian cultures reflect the environment and history of this colorful sandstone country.

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The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees strongly endorses National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis' announcement today affirming Colorado National Monument Superintendent Joan Anzelmo's decision to deny a special use permit to host a stage of the Quiznos Pro Challenge commercial bike race in Colorado National Monument.
We hope that the community of Grand Junction will choose instead to concentrate on this year's centennial celebration of the establishment of Colorado National Monument.
Colorado National Monument is older, smaller, and less well-known than its Utah neighbors, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands national parks, both of which are also on the trail.
For more information, write to Colorado National Monument, Fruita, CO 81521.
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Excavate alongside scientists, ride horses thru the magnificent Colorado National Monument, raft the Colorado River and join in a fossil quest that leads up the 9,000-foot Douglas Pass.
June 18 Grand Junction -- Registration June 19 Grand Junction to Grand 45 miles Colorado National Monument Junction Loop June 20 Grand Junction to Delta 91 miles Grand Mesa - 10,839 feet June 21 Delta to Montrose 34 miles June 22 Montrose to Gunnison 65 miles June 23 Gunnison to Salida 66 miles Monarch Pass - 11,312 feet June 24 Salida to Leadville 59 miles June 25 Leadville to 45 miles Fremont Pass - 11,318 feet Breckenridge
Rimrock Drive through Colorado National Monument provides visitors with a bird's-eye view of the area's splendid red rock formations.
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