After completing the loop over the Rocky Mountains, we headed west (again) along I-70 to Grand Junction. We crashed in a hotel and were up and out the next morning for another long drive. First we headed south from Grand Junction and climbed along the Gunnison river as we drove into a high volcanic dome. The Gunnison river carves an impressive black-walled canyon through this uplifted land.


Rocky Mountain National Park 2001
Colorado National Monument 2001