Independence Monument via Monument Canyon Trail
1 review Colorado National Monument #2 hike out of 26 in
2 hrs 28 min
This is a moderate one way trail to Monument Canyon Upper Trailhead in Colorado National Monument.
This trail goes by Monolith Spire, Independence Monument, Grand View Spire, Bell Tower (Kissing Couple), Dirty Old Man, Airport Tower, Egypt Rock, Rainbow Tower, Clueless Tower, and Coke Ovens Overlook.
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Fantastic hike! So long as you are hiking between October and May. The summer heat makes hiking here June-September brutal unless you start before the sun comes up. There are almost always desert bighorn sheep and collard lizards along the way along with lots of fun desert vegetation and spectacular views. Easy walking for the most part. For extra credit, return to your car via Wedding Canyon.★ ★ ★ ★ ★