Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you could spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. And if you visit in winter, you might get to see early morning fog engulfing the landscape in a cloud inversion. Photo by Larry Bennett (www.sharetheexperience.org).