After staying in Grand Junction last night out of necessity, it was a pleasant surprise to find Colorado National Monument located in the same city some 10 miles from my hotel. Did t have time to do any hikes, but the views were worth the visit.
Since I visited early morning, the sun was against me. Next time would definitely come in the afternoon for better photos. Wish I had time for more hikes – extremely accessible and even for a small park it rivals some of the big ones.
EDIT 2017-12-21: Added a new page for tracking visits to all National Monuments – see the list here!