National Monuments

Colorado's home to eight National Monuments that highlight the state's ancient and more recent history.


Grand Junction
Fossils at the Dinosaur National Monument visitor center
Ancestral Puebloan ruins at Hoveweep National Monument near Dove Creek
Dinosaur National Monument in the northwest corner of Colorado
Colorado National Monument's sandstone formations near Grand Junction and Fruita
Dramatic red-rock formations inside Colorado National Monument
Sunrise in Colorado's Dinosaur National Monument
Ute Mountain as seen from Colorado's Hovenweep National Monument
Chimney Rock National Monument near Pagosa Springs, CO
Browns Canyon National Monument, Courtesy of Bob Wick, BLM

Colorado's eight National Monuments include Browns Canyon, Colorado National Monument, Chimney Rock, Canyons of the Ancients, Dinosaur, Florissant Fossil Beds, Hovenweep and Yucca House.

From hiking to fossil finding and wildlife watching, all the state's monuments offer unique experiences for visitors.

Read more about all there is to see and do at these eight monuments.

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