Monday, May 9, 2016
It’s been a while since the last time I took a drive through the Colorado National Monument and it’s also been a while since I’ve gone out specifically to take photos around sunrise or sunset. After all the rain we’ve been having in the Grand Valley lately, it looked like the storms were finally clearing out this evening so I decided to take a drive on Rim Rock Drive in the west section of the park this evening and stopped at a few of the viewpoints along the way to take a couple of photos.
Balanced Rock in Fruita Canyon.
View from the Independence Monument Overlook.
Light and shadows over the Coke Ovens and Monument Canyon.
View across the Grand Valley to the Book Cliffs.
Monoliths in Monument Canyon.
All the potholes along the Canyon Rim Trail were full from the recent storms.
A touch of pink in the sky at Pothole Point.