Archive for November, 2007
This was a trip we did not plan, but instead, fate brought us to this beautiful place. God has indeed wonderful ways of revealing to us His great creations, His genius work. We were on our way to Utah from Illinois where we took our needed stop-over at Nebraska, and then at Grand Junction, Colorado. The morning we were supposed to leave Grand Junction, the bridge at highway 70 that connects Colorado and Utah was suspected to collapse. The hotel’s front desk clerk gave us direction of the detour, where instead of taking highway 70, we would take highway 340 until it meets highway 70 again past the problematic bridge. Driving on highway 340 with the sunrise was a perfect treat for us, for the scenery was just magnificient. Then, we saw signs to Colorado National Monument,
we decided to follow the signs, or continue with the treat of scenic magnificence. It was a wonderful drive through the park, and wonderful little hikes as well to the different viewing points.
The Colorado National Monument preserves one of the great landscapes of the American West. The park offers different natural treasure surprises such as sheer walled canyons, towering monoliths and colorful formations. There are various activities within the park, which includes biking, hiking, backpacking, camping, and horseback riding.
Having not enough time to fully explore the park, because of our hotel reservations in Utah, we chose to do the short hikes in the park instead, which were:
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