Louise's Travel Journal

The Colorado Grand Canyon

Up-and-at-it, before it gets too hot! Today we hike The Colorado National Monument. Spectacular canyons cut deep into sandstone with granite–gneiss–schist rock formations. (FYI, as we are on this trip, I’m taking an on-line geology class through Inver Hills Community College. This is what I call, practical, hands-on lab experience!)

The monument includes 20,500 acres (32 square miles) of the Colorado Plateau. It is referred to (by it’s friends) as “The Grand Canyon of Colorado”.

We hiked the Devil’s Kitchen Trail and a few others. Met up with some nice people who used to live in Minnesota and recognized out accents immediately.

After a day of having our feet on the ground we were back to sitting in the car for a couple hours on our way to Moab, UT.

We spent the next few days in Moab, hiking Arches National Park.

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