Colorado National Monument - Independence Monument

This is a photo of Independence Monument.

Detailed Description

Independence Monument is a famous landmark in Colorado National Monument. This view is from Otto's Trail. A small Utah Juniper is in the foreground. In the early 20th Century, John Otto lived in the area andlead a campaign with the citizens of Grand Junction to convince the government to establish the park. He served as the park's custodian starting when it became a national monument in 1911, and served until 1927 (NPS, 2010).


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US