• 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.

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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?

collared lizard

With a large head and powerful jaws, the collared lizard is a carnivore. If you wonder why this lizard will hang around long enough for you to take its picture, know that the lizard is protecting its territory! More...