President Trump has made it clear that his administration values fossil fuel development above our lands and climate, and the latest victim could be the pristine night skies, rushing rivers and incredible prehistoric treasures around Dinosaur National Monument.
Full of pastoral valleys, high mountain peaks and rugged canyons, the Uncompahgre region includes the idyllic vineyard and farm-rich lands of the North Fork Valley, nestled on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, between Grand Junction and Montrose.
People who love to climb--be it alpine climbing or rock climbing--live for the opportunity to push themselves, both mentally and physically, in some of the most beautiful and serene parts of our country.
It was just after 5:00 AM when we arrived at our destination in the remote sagebrush plains of northern Colorado. A chorus of deep, resonant “blooping” sounds grew louder as we walked into the darkness, and turned off our headlamps in order to avoid startling the finicky birds.
The red rock canyons, expansive mesas, and high-desert rivers near Grand Junction, Colorado are a recreation paradise. Hikers and backpackers find solitude among the canyons and hoodoos, and mountain bikers flock to the area for the world class trails that weave in and out of slot canyons.