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


    National Monument Colorado

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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.


Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
Other names: common sagebrush, blue sagebrush, black sagebrush, mountain sagebrush

Cliffrose (Cowania mexicana)
Other names: quininebush

Fendlerbush (Fendlera rupicola)
Other names: cliff fendlerbush, false mockorange

Manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula)

Other names: Greenleaf manzanita

Mormon Tea (Ephedra viridis)

Other names: Joint-fir, Brigham tea

Skunkbush (Rhus aromatic ssp. trilobata)

Other names: skunkbush sumac, lemonbush, threeleaf sumac

Snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae)

Other names: broom snakeweed

Did You Know?

Rim Rock Drive

Colorado National Monument's 23-mile Rim Rock Drive was built almost entirely using picks, shovels, and sheer muscle strength to remove massive rocks and debris. The engineering skill of Rim Rock Drive workers can be seen today in the road's tunnels and stonework. More...