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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.

hiking
1 day ago

5.9 mile round trip was hard climb to the bench trail and the trip down was hard.

Great views of the Valley on the way up and in all directions from the top!

Love this hike! The right trail can be a bit difficult to find, so make sure your study the map before you go. It's a pretty easy hike, with very little elevation change. The full loop is well worth the journey. You'll find yourself surrounded by magnificent 1500 canyon walls, juniper, and all the beauty deserts have to offer. The cabin at the end of the loop is the perfect oasis in a land with few opportunities for shade. Get out and enjoy this Colorado gem!!

hiking
8 days ago

Best to do this late spring, early summer, when the water is running. Still a beautiful trail though. Not too long, and fairly easy.

hiking
17 days ago

Rapide balade pour un picnic