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The ultimate guide to the Colorado National Monument

Enjoy the relative solitude of Colorado National Monument’s otherworldly formations. “The Monument,” as locals call it, is the Colorado Plateau’s eastern gateway. The plateau’s Red Rock Country is full of colorful rocks. They include domes, fins, hoodoos, reefs, natural bridges, and slot canyons. The National Park Service has nine national parks in the Colorado Plateau. Except […]

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7 best things to do at Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Explore Pompeys Pillar National Monument  William Clark carved his name onto Pompeys Pillar during the Corps of Discovery’s 1806 journey home. Meriwether Lewis and Clark had separated to explore more territory. Nearly 200 years later, President Bill Clinton preserved the Montana formation as Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Pompeys Pillar is on Montana 312, half an

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Top 10 reasons to enjoy Florissant Fossil Beds

Escape to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Here are 10 great reasons to visit Colorado’s sequoia trees. Sequoias don’t grow in Colorado now. But they once did. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument preserves a forest of petrified sequoia stumps. For the rest of the story, we have to enter geologic time. Volcanic tantrum preserves Florissant

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