Cleopatra's Couch I'll be the first to admit: This rock scares me. Others who have written about this rock structure have
said it's an easy climb and great for kids, but I beg to differ. Anyway, when I do reach the top,
I'll update this page, but in the meantime, enjoy my photos. :)
The view of Cleopatras Couch from Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument.
I got up to the second arrow area, and then fear ran through me. It's about 20-25 feet high, and a clumsily slip could lead to a fall.
Also, the rock was somewhat sloped and a little crumbly, which made my traction not good enough to feel safe. Thus, I turned back. I know ... I know ... I'm a wimp.
I did walk around it.
It's a pretty rock structure, no doubt.
The view of Cleopatras Couch from farther down Rim Rock Drive.
I'm pretty sure the National Park Service discourages people from climbing the rock, and I understand why.
In fact, the rock is not marked on the brochure given to visitors. However, it is marked on my National Geographic Trails Illustrated map.