Colorado National Monument
For many years the mecca of mountain biking has been Moab, Utah. But right now, there is possibly a shift in the balance of power in the works. The Fruita area in the Grand Valley is gaining in popularity.
Before and during the westward expansion of the country, a lot of important and significant events occurred that helped shape the state of Colorado. A host of scenic national monuments, historic sites and trails are now protected, just like Colorado’s four great national parks, to preserve their importance and natural beauty.
A community group has been formed to explore upgrading the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction to a national park.
Colorado congressman Scott Tipton says efforts to upgrade the Colorado National Monument to a national park should be driven by the community.
Entrance fees at Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction are going up.
A group that advocates for western Colorado issues says any legislation to designate Colorado National Monument as a national park should meet with local approval before it’s introduced.
Located between Grand Junction and Fruita is a series of six canyons which make up the Colorado National Monument. The monument offers stunning, colorful, epic views.
This weekend Colorado Getaways kicks off a new season, one that will be filled with stories that reflect on what’s changed since the series first hit the airwaves.
Admission is free this weekend at national parks, including eight national parks and monuments in Colorado.
On the eve of its 100th birthday, Colorado National Monument is being pushed for an upgrade to a national park.