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The Colorado National Monument Loop is a paved loop located in Western Colorado near Grand Junction.  This loop starts out in western Grand Junction and quickly enters the Colorado National Monument.


Following the main paved road through the park, this loop includes a number of switchbacks and tunnels.  There are numerous pull offs and scenic viewpoints throughout the park.  If you need to stretch your legs there are several hiking trails of varying difficulty inside the park.  NOTE:  A fee is required to enter the park.


After exiting the park, this loop returns to Grand Junction and then continues to pass South of the National Monument and further West onto the high prairie.


At the end of the paved road, this loop turns around and enters the park once again for some more fun curves before returning once again in Grand Junction.


Location:  Western Colorado

Approximate Mileage:  90  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  3.0  Hours 

Surface:  Paved

Attractions:  Colorado National Monument, Cold Shivers Point, Red Canyon Overlook, Ute Canyon Trail View, Fallen Rock Overlook, Upper Ute Canyon View, Rim Rock Drive Historical District, Highland View, Artists Viewpoint, Coke Ovens Viewpoint, Monument Canyon Overlook, Grand View Overlook, Independence Monument View, Colorado National Monument Visitor Center, Book Cliffs View, Fruita Canyon View, Grand Valley Overlook, Historic Trails View, Balanced Rock View, Redlands View, 3 short tunnels

CO National Monument Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


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