• 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.

Trees

Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis)

Other Names: Pinyon (or Piñon), Two-leaf Pinyon, Two-needle Pinyon, Colorado Pinyon

Rio Grande Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Other Names: Fremont's cottonwood, meseta cottonwood

Single-Leaf Ash (Fraxinus anomala)

Other Names: dwarf ash

Did You Know?

Raven

The common raven displays abilities to play and problem solve rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, using a variety of sounds for communication. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and American Indian folklore.