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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.

Beautiful easy trail to hike. I recommend adding the Inner Flume if you like having a sense of adventure.

Nice little hike to a great rock formation. Well worth the walk up.

Great starter trail for my wife and I during our stay in the area. Unfortunately waterfalls were just a trickle as it’s dry. Some boulder scrambling but loved it.

on Rim Rock Drive

5 days ago

Nice afternoon drive with great views Grandchildren found lots to explore

Beautiful views of Colo NM. Not terribly difficult. Easy terrain and lovely overviews of the canyon.

hiking
8 days ago

Easy to hike and very family friendly trail. The kids had so much fun looking for the biggest pieces of quartz or mica. There is so much else to explore on the way in and out.

Short and sweet. It was fun to run down, but watch your footing.

Easy quick “hike”! Great for kids.

This is one of my favourite... the rocks are beautiful the wild life amazing and trail is marked good. Take water and try to make it to the top it’s amazing.

hiking
21 days ago

Basically a walk up a steep dirt road. Very exposed - sunscreen and water a must.

Signage is misleading, so glad I had this app! not tons of shade so go early or late. we saw lots if wildflowers and blooming cactus in early may.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked to Ottos Bathtub from the Rim Rock Dr. Trail Head for Liberty Cap- Super easy trail as its an old road. Made it out to the bathtub but did not climb down in!

scenic driving
24 days ago

Beautiful drive. Lots of view points, hiking trails to keep you going all day. Hiked 5 of the shorter hikes during the 5 hour drive on the way home

hiking
24 days ago

First time up there and it was beautiful and not real long. Best part is there is more then one trailhead there so if you want more then pick another trail and go again!

walking
24 days ago

Easy walk to the view point. Didn't make it up to the alcove

hiking
24 days ago

Easy walk. Read about the first superintendent that climbed Independence Rock every 4th of July to plant an American Flag at the top. Heard voices and looked over to the rock and saw two climbers a short distance from the top

Not a very interesting trail. Views similar to what get from the highway

hiking
24 days ago

After dropping down following multiple switchbacks the trail forks and is an easy walk to the viewpoint. Great views

hiking
24 days ago

Trail wide and well marked until I got to where the trails leaves the wash. Saw only one cairn so I just followed all of the foot traffic which lead me way above the kitchen. Returned back done and figured out where the kitchen really was. The actual Devils Kitchen was awesome.

Beautiful. No one there on a Friday. Had to use the app to keep on the right trail at the beginning.

my favorite hike ever!

I've gone 3 times in the last month. I absolutely love this trail. I hike the wildwood trail to liberty cap. I feel like Sylvester Stallone at the top!!!❤

hiking
1 month ago

I'd say a good portion is walking down the side of the cliff, and back up. nice trail, usually not many people probably for that reason.

A nice warm up for more strenuous trails in the Monument.

Have hiked parts of this trail coming off the Nature Trailhead across from Visitor's Center and then from the CCC trail. Saw one other person on the two days we were on the trail. Great views, nice rolling terrain. A terrific constitutional on a beautiful day.

Easy trail, perfect after lunch at the nearby Picnic Area. Great views!

A steep climb in some places, level in others, its primary value is as a connector to the Black Ridge or Liberty Cap Trails. Both of these have better views and more interesting landscapes.

1 month ago

Super easy hike! With an amazing view at the end. Well throughout the entire hike.

very pretty trail and quiet. We saw few hikers. It was a very calm and clear, we were able to se Utah. We started at the Visitor Center and exited at the CCC Trail branch. We hiked the road back, we got to see the entire canyon but would choose that option next time. definitely recommend sunglasses and a hat!

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