Colorado National Monument
Colorado National Monument is a step closer to becoming a national park.
Fall is the time to get off the beaten path of I-70 and explore what is known as the mountain-biking mecca of Colorado. Only about 4.5 hours west of Denver, Fruita is a little-known treasure of our state.
The National Park Service said Tuesday it won’t issue a permit to have a stage of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge run through part of Colorado National Monument in western Colorado.
Filled with activities for all ages and all abilities, the Grand Canyon’s natural wonders offer something for everybody. Though it’s a perfect destination for adventurous couples, this is definitely a place to take the kids as well. Don’t miss out on everything from hiking and photography to tours of the area everyone will love on a getaway to remember.
The sounds of hammers hitting prehistoric rock and children’s laughter rise with the dust and heat haze between two hills in the Colorado desert.
Colorado National Monument won’t be up for consideration as a new national park in the near future.
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.