Hiking the Colorado National Monument, Day 2
This is the second day of my visit to Grand Junction, Colorado, and my hike through the Colorado National Monument. Today, I had crepes at the Dream Cafe. They were light, but filling. Perfect way to start the day on a long hike.
I chose to do the full route of the Monument Canyon Trail, which is 6 miles one way. I started on the east side and hiked in, but did not do the steep climb up to the road at the very end because I am woefully out of shape as it is and that probably would have done me in in terms of actually making it all the way back in any reasonable amount of time.
This trail is one of the most well known trails in the Park, because it has two iconic natural rock sculptures: Independence Monument and the Kissing Couple, and you walk right up to them. Below is the picture gallery for this hike. Of the two days, this was my favorite, and it was topped off by being able to see some longhorn sheep up close. I still need to figure out a way of getting that video uploaded here.