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One of the most popular attractions and things to see in Grand Junction – the Colorado National monument attracts nearly half a million people every year. Maintained and protected by the National Park System, this 20,000 acre are features steep sloping red rock canyons that sprawl over a beautiful landscape. Located near the city, it borders the eastern edge of the Colorado Plateau Stretching over 32 square miles, the outdoor attraction is an impressive natural display comprised of towering monoliths, sheer-walled canyons, colorful rock formations and is home to wildlife like soaring eagles and desert bighorn sheep. President William Taft established the park in 1911, preserving its beauty and legacy for generations of visitors. Outdoor activities in the area include hiking, bicycling, sightseeing and more!