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Lower Gallinas Canyon

(nr Emory Pass NM) Entering Lower Gallinas Canyon there was a dramatic shift to rugged cliffs and massive rock formations. They came right to the edge of the road, so there was nowhere to stop until getting through the best. Coming out of an ‘S’ turn was a pull-out just big enough for Tardis. I […]

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The Gate, CO-149

The Gate

(nr Gateview CO) The Gate was the name of a gap on the trail leading into the San Juan Mountains from the north. At that point, the road was close to the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. The large rock formation and tall cliff marked the spot for earlier travelers. Now, there is a […]

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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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