RIDE THE MOON

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
GRAND JUNCTION, CO

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THE MONUMENT

Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West, but this treasure is much more than a monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. The Colorado National Monument is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Colorado National Monument 
Colorado National Monument Association 

 

HISTORIC RIM ROCK DRIVE

Colorado National Monument’s Rim Rock Drive is one of the most spectacular drives in the United States. Red rock canyons, crisp blue skies and verdant green juniper, splash fantastic views along the way for motorists and bicyclists alike. However, the road is challenging, narrow and steep in some sections with sheer drop-offs. Special considerations must be made for road travel since motorists and bicyclists share the road. Use caution when on tight corners and hills. On the east side of the monument, motorists may encounter large trucks that use four miles of the monument’s roadway to access the community of Glade Park.

Historic Timeline