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Photos of Fruita and Colorado National Monument

My Photos of the Grand Valley (Grand Junction Area) During Two Visits and My First Week Living Here


Colorado Welcome Center Fruita

Fruita, Colorado

On this page are my early photos of Fruita, Grand Junction and much of the Grand Valley in Mesa County. I visted twice in September and then moved to Fruita on October 2012. Some of these pictures are from my first week here.

Me at the Colorado Welcome Center in Fruita. It's just south of Exit 19 on Interstate 70.

Fruita, Colorado Aspen Avenue in downtown Fruita.
Fruita, CO Traveling south toward Colorado National Monument.
Fruita, Colorado The Book Cliffs are in the background.
Fruita, Colorado The photo I used when I announced that I had moved to Fruita.
Welcome To Fruita WTF WTF! Welcome To Fruita!

I'm so proud to have this sticker on my vehicle. :)

Mount Garfield Colorado

Mount Garfield

Such a pretty mountain, isn't it?

I hiked Mount Garfield on my first full weekend in the area.

Mount Garfield, CO The view of Mount Garfield from Palisade.
Mount Garfield Colorado Mount Garfield (left) stands proud from Interstate 70.

Clifton, Colorado
Book Cliffs Grand Junction, CO
I was driving in Clifton and had this nice view of the Book Cliffs.

Utah State Line

The Desert at the Utah Border

My visit to the Utah state line. From Fruita, the Utah / Colorado border is 18 miles west.

You can watch my video here.

Desert So many desert hills, so little time.

Colorado National Monument

I've hiked easy trails in Colorado National Monument so far. My photo galleries are directly below. Adjacent are two videos.
  • Fruita Canyon
  • Balanced Rock
  • Canyon Rim Trail
  • Window Rock Trail
  • Otto's Trail

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