The Man Behind the Monument

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It’s been a century since the breathtaking red rock canyons of western Colorado became the Colorado National Monument. The man who lobbied to get them protected is a real character. John Otto, an eccentric miner, was relentless in his quest. Historian Alan Kania wrote a biography of Otto, called "Trials and Trails." He speaks with Ryan Warner.

Listen to our story about the debate over making the monument a national park.

[Produced by Elise Thatcher]

[Photo: Alan Kania]