Independence Monument (aka Independence Rock)
Part of Colorado National Monument



Vertical, standing, often spire-shaped, natural rock formation.
See also: Ranges, Ridges, and Summits
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
39.0958148°, -108.7234324°
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5387 ft. (1642 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Independence Monument is covered by the Colorado National Monument, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Pillars

Pipe Organ 0.3 mi
Sentinel Spire 0.5 mi
Kissing Couple 0.5 mi
Balanced Rock 1.0 mi
Coke Ovens 1.4 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

John Ottos Trail Man-made 0.4 mi
Grand View Man-made 0.4 mi
Monument Canyon Land 0.4 mi
Monument Canyon Trail Man-made 0.5 mi
Book Cliff View Man-made 0.6 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is COLORADO NATL MONUM which is approximately 1 miles away and has an elevation of 5,780 feet (393 feet higher than Independence Monument). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .71" 37.1° 17.1°
February .67" 44.5° 22.8°
March 1.14" 53.7° 29.8°
April .93" 62.4° 36.4°
May 1.21" 73.4° 46.1°
June .68" 86.0° 55.9°
July .86" 92.0° 62.0°
August 1.02" 89.3° 59.8°
September .93" 80.0° 51.3°
October 1.29" 66.2° 40.0°
November .95" 48.8° 27.2°
December .78" 39.2° 19.4°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 80% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 57% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 93% of other locations on record.