Colorado National Monument

The Colorado National Monument was designated as such in 1911 by President Taft. This large park has a variety of beautiful desert areas, mesas, forests, canyons, and cliffs. It is near the Rocky Mountains and several national forests, and you can see much of the state of Colorado from this beautiful region of western Colorado. 

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Colorado National Monument

When planning a trip to a large nature preserve, you will be deciding on the best ways to include all the sites you most want to visit in the general area. Driving an RV is a great way to accomplish this as you can easily drive to your destinations and stay the night nearby without having to pack and unpack. Renting an RV from RVshare is convenient and fast, and you can soon be on your way to adventure.

RV Rentals Near Colorado National Monument

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Colorado National Monument

The Colorado National Monument is located near Grand Junction, Colorado. It includes 20,500 acres of wilderness areas that are comprised of sandstone canyons, granite/gneiss/schist rock formations, deserts, and plateaus. There are forests of pinyon and juniper on the plateaus. While in the preserve, you may see bighorn sheep, coyotes, golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, and other species of birds. Visitors can hike, ride horses, bike and drive on scenic routes. One of the major attractions of the monument is Monument Canyon, which runs the width of the park.

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How To Get To Colorado National Monument

When driving west, you will take Interstate 70 toward Grand Junction and take Exit 31, Horizon Drive. Follow the signs through Grand Junction to the east entrance. The visitor center and Indian Acres Campground are 19 miles from the east entrance.

When driving east, take Interstate 70 and eExit 19 for Fruita. Turn south on Hwy 340 to the west entrance, which is three miles from Fruita. The visitor center and Fruita Campground are four miles from the west entrance.


1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Vehicle) $25.0

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Motorcycle) $20.0

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) $15.0

The Colorado National Monument was created in 1911 and serves to preserve a large portion of the region in west-central Colorado. There have been several campaigns to have the monument named as a national park, but it currently is a national monument. The park is large and has a varied ecological terrain, and there are many choices for outdoor recreation and activities. When you tour this pristine wilderness in an RV, you are sure to fully experience everything on your itinerary.