We left Glenwood Springs and headed west on 70 to Fruita. Scott had read that that there are some good mountain biking trails in this area. We found a site at Monument RV Resort.
Hurricane Rosa had begun to make her mark in western Colorado. It was early afternoon with more rain in the forecast, so we decided to take a drive to Colorado National Monument, knowing that we would be in and out of the car.
It it was only a short hike to see some incredible views. It was drizzling on and off but with relatively mild temperatures.
These photos don’t really reveal the actual depth of the canyon. You have to stand there to see for yourself.
I took a moment to collect my thoughts. Then, I followed my favorite photographer to catch him in action. He loves standing close to the edge.
Time for a selfie!
I also am amazed at the beauty of the unusual desert plants and flowers.
The following day we took our chances with the weather and went for a bike ride at Kokopelli’s Trailhead in Fruita.
Molly had told us that there were some good beginner trails where I could have fun perfecting my riding. She was right!
Hello Colorado River!