Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Grand Junction, Colorado: Colorado National Monument

A National Monument is like a National Park, but not quite as good. Sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference, like during a visit to the Colorado National Monument.

It's located right outside of Grand Junction in Western Colorado, and has a variety of canyons and monoliths formed by erosion over the years. Rim Rock Drive does exactly what you'd expect -- it's the old "pull over, get out, gawk, take a picture, and get in, and drive away" type of journey. It's pretty spectacular, too.

Pictured is the so-called Coke Ovens -- ugly and beautiful all at the same time. It's all definitely worth the stop if you are in the area.

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