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Ute Canyon Sunrise 626-1

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument holds some hidden gems along the winding Rim Rock Road. This is Ute Canyon at sunrise. While this pull-out is well marked, views like this only occur at specific times each day - and this one shows the moment the sun crests the distant trees, spraying a beautiful sunburst across the image. Below, a trail winds through Ute Canyon into the distance.