• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar

    Colorado

    National Monument Colorado

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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Cacti / Desert Succulents

Cacti

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Purple Fruited Prickly Pear

Variations: Brittle Prickly Pear, Porcupine Prickly Pear, Juniper Prickly Pear, Cliff Prickly Pear, Twisted Spine Prickly Pear

Hair-spined Prickly Pear Cactus

Hair-spined Prickly Pear

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Independence Monument

Colorado National Monument's Independence Monument is 450 feet tall from its base to its top. The top of Independence Monument is 5,739 feet in elevation.