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.
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.
(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.