On the western edge of the state of Colorado and close to the city of Grand Junction and the village of Fruita, is the Colorado National Monument, one of the most fascinating areas in the United States of America.
From the 23 mile long Rim Rock Drive, there is a magnificent view across the eroded rock walls of the mighty canyons. Fir, juniper and mahogany trees form the main vegetation on the high plateaus that are located above the sparsely covered canyons.
The amazing rock walls plunge down almost 300 metres to the bottom of the dried out canyons below that are dominated by typical desert vegetation.
There is a kind of magic here, a special feeling and it is easy to become enchanted by this truly amazing region that has been sculpted by the natural forces of nature.