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Colorado National Monument

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:17, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 20:44
On May 24, 1911, President William Howard Taft established Colorado National Monument in Mesa County , near Grand Junction . Today the monument, one of eight in Colorado, encompasses more than 20,000 acres of sandstone cliffs and monoliths, scenic canyons, and sparse vegetation. The area draws...

Grand Junction

Added by yongli on 01/24/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 20:44
With a population of nearly 60,000, Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope . The city takes its name from its location at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado (formerly the Grand) Rivers, in the heart of the Grand Valley . Grand Junction lies near some of the state’s...

Rim Rock Drive

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 10:59, last changed on 10/14/2019 - 11:57
Built primarily by New Deal work programs in the 1930s, Rim Rock Drive is a twenty-three-mile scenic road through Colorado National Monument . Connecting Fruita and Grand Junction , the road increased tourism to the monument by allowing travelers to drive through and continue on their journey. The...
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