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Rim Rock Drive is a 22.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, road biking, and scenic driving and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 22.4 mi Elevation gain 2,411 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Road biking

Scenic driving

Bike touring

Forest

Paved

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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This is a scenic drive or road biking route, not a hiking trail.

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Reviews (42)
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Recordings (17)
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Sonia Buckmaster
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Hiking

Beautiful drive to see and experience the beauty of nature. Lots of options for stopping and exploring.

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Adam Kanter
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Absolutely amazing. Was pretty scary when it was raining along with the low guardrails, but insane views.

Tom K
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Scenic driving

May 2019 trip to Southwest, fourth visit to CO, last time was only year ago in summer. Day 10. Was in Grand Junction already 22 years ago. Now first time at monument (Main Goal#11 of trip). Drove from Fruita entrance, highly recommended as one of TOP scenic drives in USA!!! Need to pay $20 fee. Much less crowded then many of National Parks. Lot of overlooks and trails (done few shorter hikes).

Christina C.
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WOW!!! Enjoyed this drive and stopping at all the overlooks. I loved it so much drove it 3 times in 1 week!

Roger Hassell
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Road biking

Rode Rim Rock Dr from the east entrance to the west entrance, and then finished the 'Tour of the Moon' loop via public roads Broadway, S Broadway and S Camp Rd. The route outside the park is well-signed. Traffic was light on this weekday ride, and the views were awesome. Lights are required due to 3 tunnels.

Brandee Rae
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Hiking

AMAZING!!! This monument is definitely underrated. Highly recommend taking a detour here. There are several short trails that are worth trekking also.

Robert H.
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Nice afternoon drive with great views Grandchildren found lots to explore

Breck Tuttle
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Scenic driving

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

Maria F
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Hiking

beautiful drive, started at Grand Junction, ended in Fruit, glad we went this direction as the scene just got better!! we hiked a few of the small trails, be sure to check the trail head signs to see just how far out the viewpoint goes!!

Scott Williams
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Scenic driving

Early morning drive from East to West. Great views, beat the traffic and have the overlooks to yourself.

Classified Noneoffyourbusiness
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Sam G
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Scenic driving

Beautiful drive atop and alongside the amazing formations of Colorado National Monument.

The Blue Bomber
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Scenic driving

Pretty views and trails off this road are beautiful!

Kelly M
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Scenic driving

Thought I would be doing a quick drive-through, ended up staying for 6 hours. Really beautiful, absolutely recommended. Permit was $10 at the gate (and good for a week if you wanted to stay longer). I did the serpent's trail off the road which has some really awesome views as well.

Doug Neidholdt
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Scenic driving

This drive through the Colorado National Monument is a for fee access. Extremely scenic with tremendous hiking opportunities and camping. Many scenic overlooks if your time and health does not allow hiking.

Caleb Sanders
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Scenic driving

Amazing. I went back for more. Incredible views with some options for stopping off for pictures.

Jack Tatsch
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Scenic driving

High above Grand Junction sits the Colorado National Monument. The drive along the rim offers great views of Grand Junction and the Colorado River.

Thomas Troutner
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Scenic driving
First to Review

Nice Drive... Great Views... No 4x4 needed...

Ashley Gerber
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Scenic driving
Samantha Nelson
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Hiking
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Courtney Edwards
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Hiking
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Alan Cole
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Scenic driving
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Sam Vandewater
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Scenic driving
Andrew Y.
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Road biking
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EnB Gallegos
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Hiking
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Jeff Osia
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Scenic driving
Morgan Johnson
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Hiking
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Roberta Shortridge
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Roberta Shortridge
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Hiking
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