Colorado has some incredible National Monuments. The Centennial State is home to eight of them found throughout the state including the Colorado National Monument located just outside of Grand Junction.

What about in Utah? Today we will take a look at all the National Monuments in the beehive state and find out a little more about each of them.

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Are there More National Monuments in Colorado or Utah?

Colorado and Utah both have 8 National Monuments. While each state has something different to offer, the similarities of many of the features in both states mean if you enjoy the National Monuments in Colorado you will also love the ones next door in Utah.

Which National Monuments are located in Utah?

The Utah National Monuments include Cedar Breaks National MonumentGrand Staircase–Escalante National MonumentRainbow Bridge National MonumentNatural Bridges National MonumentHovenweep National MonumentDinosaur National MonumentTimpanogos Cave National Monument, and the Golden Spike National Monument.

See All 8 of Utah's National Monuments Here

Scroll on to see each of Utah's unique National Monuments. We'll include directions to help you find them, some of the things to see at each one, and some videos to inspire you to go out and explore.

National Monument: Golden Spike National Monument

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  • National Monument: Golden Spike National Monument
  • Location:  6200 N 22300 W, Corinne, UT 84307
  • Points of Interest: This site marks the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad across the United States. See the location of the Last spike represented by a gold bar across the tracks. The 1869 railroad construction features are preserved here allowing visitors to walk the original railroad grade. Plus you get to look at all the Victorian-era locomotives.
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  • Directions to Golden Spike National Monument

National Monument: Timpanogos Cave National Monument

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National Monument: Dinosaur National Monument

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National Monument: Hovenweep National Monument

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  • National Monument: Hovenweep National Monument
  • Location: CR 268 A Off of Hovenweep Road, Utah
  • Points of Interest: This special place just across the Colorado state line in Utah was home to six prehistoric villages between 1200 and 1300 A.D. There are lots of structures to explore, a multi-story tower on canyon rims, and plenty of balanced rocks and boulders. The ancient builders had serious skills.
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National Monument: Natural Bridges National Monument

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National Monument: Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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National Monument: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument

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National Monument: Cedar Breaks National Monument

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