Underrated U.S. National Monuments

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The site was formed by the eruption of Turkey Creek Volcano. Thousands of years passed before the "geological marvel" emerged.

El Morro National Monument (New Mexico)

Nature lovers may view the historic site's wildlife. This walk contains colourful rock islands, spires, pinnacles, and canyon walls.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Colorado)

Two rim drives and nine overlooks, including Spider Rock, offer views of the canyon walls and 350–1300 A.D. pueblos.

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (Utah)

The three parts of the John Day Fossil Beds are one to two hours apart, but the drive is spectacular.

Fort Monroe National Monument (Virginia)

If you wish to trek, Clamo or Sheep Rock are worth the trip to learn about our prehistoric past.

Even if you're not into American history, this site has a public beach, restaurants, a Visitor & Education Center, and the Casemate Museum.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Oregon)

Because of its immensity and lack of tourism infrastructure, Grand Staircase receives fewer visitors than its neighbouring national parks.

Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Arizona)

Massive petrified redwood stumps with prehistoric insect and plant fossils may be found at this area.

Colorado National Monument (Colorado)

Hike the Inscription Trail, the Headland Trail, and the Atsinna Trail. El Morro will always be remembered.

Chiricahua National Monument (Arizona)

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