Colorado National Monument

The night before I left Grand Junction my Airbnb host asked me if I was planning to visit this National Monument, just outside of town.  I told him my scenic route would take me right past it but I wasn’t planning to stop.  He said I should so I did.  I got there just after it opened at 8 o’clock and spent the next 3 hours making the 23 miles scenic drive through the facility.  This turned out to be another great find which wasn’t on my radar.

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About two thirds of the way through the Monument there was an overlook which gave me a look at “Fallen Rock” a HUGE chunk of a mountain side which had broken loose and slid downward.  It was in dark shade so my pictures didn’t turn out too well.  Here is a good one I found online.

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(Photo credit: theworldisabook.com)

Believe me, the portion that broke off is enormous.  I’ll think of this from now on every time I see a “Watch for Fallen Rock” sign when driving through the mountains.  You probably will too.  You’re welcome.