Colorado National Monument


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Description
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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Top, Grand Junction, the home of the Colorado National Monument - its 32 square miles of rich gold and rust-coloured rock have eroded in the most bizarre and spectacular formations; above, left and far left, the more adventurous holidaymaker can enjoy the Colorado countryside by horseback or take in the beautiful scenery
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