Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

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A walk through Colorado National Monument

May 11, 2011, 10:12 am
Intent on escaping the local landscape, I hit the next best thing to Utah early Sunday morning — the Colorado National Monument. My goal was an easy hike — a walk really — in the national park's No Thoroughfare Canyon and a taste of Edward Abbey's desert solitude. The trail is ...

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Colorado's 'pocket-size Grand Canyon:' Interest is growing to declare monument a national park

December 23, 2010, 8:28 am
Just off Interstate 70 in western Colorado is a 32-square-mile collection of towering red-stone monoliths, deep canyons and a road that cuts through nearly 2 billion years of geology. Colorado National Monument might not get the attention of its better-known neighbors in Utah's canyon lands. But it's increasingly popular with ...

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Weekend Getaway: Colorado National Monument

May 5, 2010, 5:57 pm
One hundred years ago, a patriotic adventurer from the Midwest happened upon a network of deep, red rock canyons and towering sandstone monoliths previously known only to indigenous peoples near present day Grand Junction, Colorado. It was love at first sight forJohn Otto, a conservationist who bore striking similarities to the ...

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Who ‘trashed' Devil's Kitchen?

August 12, 2009, 8:32 am
Three bicyclists who appeared on Colorado National Monument's surveillance video camera are suspected of vandalizing the Devil's Kitchen picnic area Aug. 3 or 4. The surveillance video shows a bicyclist wearing a head lamp, and hat or helmet, and a Camelback water pack. “These are not your typical cyclists,” said Park ...

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Learning goes into the wild

May 9, 2008, 9:08 am
"Dude, just look at this. How cool is this?" Cameron Renteria, 9, is buzzing with excitement over a patch of sandy earth. It's shaded by a twisting juniper and ringed by rocks. It has just enough room for him and two friends to cram onto, unpack their peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, and ...

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