Embracing a ruggedly beautiful cross-section of canyons, cliffs, and mesa tops, Colorado National Monument offers some wonderful hiking opportunities within a short drive from Grand Junction. The hike described here follows the Monument Canyon Trail to the base of Independence Monument, the monument’s flagship landform.
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Directions to: Monument Canyonprint directions
Trail Statistics & Information
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|Trailhead Elevation||6,200 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,200 ft|
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