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

    Colorado

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

    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

Did You Know?

view at Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument is located near the northeast corner of the Colorado Plateau, an arid semi-desert region located between the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin of Nevada. The average elevation of the entire Colorado Plateau is over 5,000 feet! More...