• A snowy morning in the Colorado National Monument
  • Behind Independence Monument in the Colorado National Monument

2018 Winter in the Colorado National Monument

Four Winter Days in the Monument

I visited our local Colorado National Monument a few times in January and February hoping for shots of bighorn sheep or snowy landscapes.  My friends and I went one cold morning, brrrr…19 degrees, in mid-February. We started the hike at the Lower Monument Trailhead and headed toward the base of Independence Monument.  Thankfully it warmed up a little.  There was little snow on the trail until we got to the base of Independence.

There is road construction along Rim Rock Drive. Here is some info:  https://www.nps.gov/colm/planyourvisit/construction-projects.htm

A view from below Independence Monument with snow.

Candid shots of Hannah and Joan.

Behind Independence Monument in the Colorado National Monument

My Friends Hannah and Joan from behind Independence Monument.  We needed the ice-grippers for that part of the hike.  It was snowy and slick.

Below is a slideshow of images.

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