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The Heart of the World Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. But this treasure is much more than a monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.

Hiked with my 11 year old son, and three teenagers. All did very well for not hiking at all. Very pretty hike, glad to make it to the Shack.

mountain biking
9 days ago

I love this hike. It's a slow and steady hike with a good balance of inclines and level parts.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail, wildlife was abundant!
Made it from parking lot to Independence Monument in 45 minutes, way back took longer due to taking pics.

great hike

hiking
15 days ago

Awesome hiked the short version total 5 miles round trip with a great view of Colorado national monument