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

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Monument Canyon
Monument Canyon. Walk up to a monolith on the Monument Canyon Trail.
Sally Bellacqua
 
coke ovens
Coke Ovens. Discover the Coke Ovens Trail 3.8 miles (6.1 km) east of the visitor center.
Sally Bellacqua
 
Bighorn sheep and collared lizard
Watch for bighorn sheep on steep slopes and the collared lizard on the canyon floor.

Did You Know?

John Otto on a trail with his horse and burro

John Otto's efforts almost a century ago continue to help visitors experience Colorado National Monument. Of the 40 miles of trails available to hikers in the monument, many of them were first built by original park custodian John Otto. More...