Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Colorado National Monument

On Saturday morning we headed to the Green River SP but when we got there, the sites open seem a little too tight for us to fit into with our beast. Our next spot was the Colorado National Monument and so we made our way there. When we turned off the 70 we weren't sure we picked the right turn and drove for a little while and happen to see a State Park right off the road. We were told they were full but when I mentioned the National Monument they called ahead and found out there were spots open. It turned out it was a good thing we happen to stop at the State Park first. They told us that we had to go through two tunnels and there was a sign that said it was only 10 foot something height. They said people often saw that sign and turned around but big rigs can actually get through if they stay close to the middle which is over our 12'6" height. We drove the winding road up the hill with beautiful scenery. The campground is lovely as well with lots of trees, great views and spacious sites.

We had a great little sitting area below us but unfortunately didn't get to use it as it was TOO FRIGGING COLD!! One day we even got a little snow showers but not quite cold enough to stick on the ground. This is on the list to return to when the weather is warmer. We still enjoyed our time here though. Rimrock Road is a 23 mile drive through spectacular canyons cut deep into sandstone and granite rock formations. This is an area of desert land high on the Colorado Plateau, with pinion and juniper forests on the plateau. We drove part of it stopping at a number of the overlooks for amazing views of the rock formations.

We came up Rim Rock from Fruita about 7 or 8 miles to the campground. Another day we drove the rest of the road that ends in Grand Junction. We did a little shopping and then went back up the hill through Fruita. Below is one of the tunnels we went through. There were two between Fruita and the campground and one more closer to Grand Junction.

Had a nice sunset one night.

Of course Saturday night found us watching the sixth game of the first round playoffs against Dallas. It looked like there was going to be a game seven up until the last 3 minutes of the game when the Ducks scored twice to tie the game and then won in overtime. Another nail bitter. Ducks are on to the second round which turned out to be against the Kings. This is the first time the cross town rivals play against each other in the Stanley Cup Finals in the 20 years the Ducks have been a team. I took some pictures of the tv as we weren't there in person to see them. Sob sob. GO DUCKS.

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