Colorado National Monument
30 minutes from Palisade, visitors can experience towering rock formations and panoramic canyons as they journey through a true geological wonderland. The Colorado National Monument is an area of desert land that hosts a wide variety of wildlife and natural history. Visitors often see mule deer, coyotes, bobcats, desert bighorns, foxes, squirrels and other smaller mammals.
Home to 23,000 acres of amazing red rock views, tourists can explore popular family hikes on Serpant’s Trail or Devil’s Kitchen or challenge themselves with a trip up to Liberty Cap.
Stop by the Colorado National Monument Visitors center for educational information, videos, park ranger assistance and local trail maps.