Memorial Day | Monday, May 26, 2008
Went out and did a little local exploring for a few hours today. I headed up through Fruita and into Coal Gulch and took that up onto Ross Ridge. I initially passed the turnoff for Coal Gulch and had to turn around, but I did find a side trail I am going to have to research and head back to checkout.
After finding the right road, I started heading up into the Book Cliffs. The trail started out easy and got rougher the higher you climbed. There are also a number of side trails along this route that I will have to get back to.
Once I made it to Ross Ridge, the trail got very rough, steep and narrow. The trail eventually dead-ends at a nice overlook of Grand Valley. Here’s a few pictures from my adventure.
One of the side trails I will have to get back to
Climbing out of Coal Gulch
Very steep, narrow and rutted out
The trail down into Hunter Canyon (21 Road)