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Colorado Natl Monument

Colorado Monument

(Fruita to Grand Junction CO) A place I wanted to visit, for a long time, was the Colorado National Monument. The Visitor Center explained the terrain, the geology, how the road was built, and the features of the park. The drive in was a rather steep incline with several switchbacks, rising over 2,000 feet above […]

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Temple Mountain

Temple Mountain

(nr Hanksville UT) Temple Mountain was important for mining high grade uranium and vanadium, and was active from 1898 to the late 1970s. During its most productive period the mines extracted ore amounting to 1,287,000 pounds of uranium oxide and 3,799,000 pounds of vanadium oxide. The area is now closed to mining, and is protected […]

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Capitol Reef NP. Hickman Bridge trail

Hickman Bridge Trail

(nr Torrey UT) The Hickman Bridge trail was part of Capitol Reef National Park; but, the trailhead was two miles east of the entrance along UT-24. The parking lot was full; so, I parked beside the highway. The trail gained some elevation, but it was a gradual incline. Switchbacks made it easy. Tall cliffs, a […]

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