Colorado Points of Interest

Monument Canyon Overlook

The Monument Canyon Overlook is a must-visit point of interest located in the Colorado National Monument. Visitors flock to this spot for its breathtaking views of the canyon. From this vantage point, you can see the towering rock formations, colorful cliffs, and the winding canyons that stretch as far as the eye can see.

The overlook offers a panoramic view of the canyon, making it an ideal spot for photography and sightseeing. The unique geological formations, such as the Independence Monument, Sentinel Spire, and Kissing Couple, provide an unforgettable experience that you won't find anywhere else.

Nature lovers will also appreciate the abundance of wildlife in the area. Visitors may spot bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and peregrine falcons, among other animals. The Monument Canyon Overlook is ideal for hikers, as the nearby trails offer a variety of difficulty levels, from easy strolls to challenging hikes. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic at the overlook while taking in the stunning scenery.

In conclusion, the Monument Canyon Overlook should be on the bucket list of anyone visiting Colorado National Monument. With unparalleled views of the canyon, unique geological formations, and an abundance of wildlife, this point of interest is a must-see spot for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and photographers. Get driving directions.

Points of Interest
34 & C Road Shooting Range
Alcove Nature Trail Wayside Exhibit
Artist Point Overlook
Artists Point Overlook Wayside Exhibit
Balanced Rock Wayside Exhibit
Coke Ovens Overlook
Coke Ovens Overlook Wayside Exhibit
Cold Shivers Point Overlook
Cold Shivers Point Wayside Exhibit
Devils Kitchen Picnic Area Wayside Exhibit
Distant View Wayside Exhibit
East Entrance Information Map
East Entrance Overlook
Fallen Rock Overlook
Fallen Rock Overlook Wayside Exhibit
Fruita Canyon Overlook
Fruita Canyon View Wayside Exhibit
Garfield Creek River Access
Grand View Overlook
Grand View Overlook Wayside Exhibit
Half Tunnel Exhibit Wayside Exhibit
Highland View Overlook
Highland View Wayside Exhibit
Historic Trails Overlook
Historic Trails Wayside Exhibit
Independence Monument Overlook Wayside Exhibit
Independence Overlook
Lower Black Ridge Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Lower Monument Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Lower No Thoroughfare Canyon Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Lower Ute Canyon Overlook
Monument Canyon Overlook
Monument Canyon Overlook Wayside Exhibit
Monument Canyon View Overlook
Otto's Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Red Canyon Wayside Exhibit
Redland View Wayside Exhibit
Redlands Overlook
Shooting Range - Pistol
Shooting Range - Rifle
Training Track
Upper Black Ridge Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Upper Liberty Cap Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Upper Monument Canyon Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Upper No Thoroughfare Canyon Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Upper Serpents Trailhead Wayside Exhibit
Upper Ute Canyon Overlook
Upper Ute Canyon View Wayside Exhibit
Ute Canyon Wayside Exhibit
West Entrance Information Map Wayside Exhibit
White Rocks Trainhead Wayside Exhibit
Wildwood Trailhead Wayside Exhibit

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Saddlehorn - Colorado National Monument 80 4,685 ft
Fruita - Colorado River State Park 45 4,484 ft
Miracle Rock 4 6,572 ft
Highline Lake State Park 25 4,725 ft
Mud Springs 14 8,525 ft
Divide Fork 11 8,746 ft
North Fruita Desert 35 5,392 ft