Dominquez Canyon

Dominguez Canyon is part of the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area south of Grand Junction, Colorado. It is so name since it was first "discovered" by the Dominguez–Escalante expedition in 1776. The canyon is incredibly beautiful with the Gunnison River slicing through the middle of it and canyon walls rising up on either side. The canyon is also home to quite a few petroglyphs; both "modern" from the Utes around 200 years ago, and "prehistoric".

Young’s Peak Trail

It is a bit of a stretch to call the Young’s Peak Trail a hike. It is not very long, but that isn't the issue. It is very steep, but that isn't really a factor either. The reason that I don't call it a hike is that it is right outside of Crawford. I mean like a block outside of Crawford. There is also the fact that there is a jeep road that goes all the way to the top. It is also known as "C Hill" since it has a giant C for Crawford on it, maintained by the high school kids. All that being said, it is a nice, steep walk with the reward of spectacular views once you get to the top.

Cow Camp

We have a friend, well, truth be told we have several friends, but this particular friend comes from a family that has lived and ranched in the Roaring Fork Valley for generations. Way back when in the early '40s her grand parents purchased a chunk of land up behind Snowmass ski area. They used, and still use, the land to move their cows up into the high country in the summer when the lower valley is drying out, so that the cows can fatten up on that sweet, high mountain grass.

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