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Near Fruita in Mesa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rocky Roads

Colorado National Monument

 
 
Rocky Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 21, 2005
1. Rocky Roads Marker
Inscription. The first people to witness this view were probably Indians who had to scale the steep cliffs and talus slopes. Later, ranchers dug narrow passages up into the canyons to bring their cattle to graze in the rich highland trails below.

Begun during the Great Depression and completed after World War II, scenic Rim Rock Drive remains an eloquent tribute to those who build it. Skilled workers, many from the local area, did the challenging work of drilling, blasting, and masonry while manual labor was done by hard working young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 39° 2.106′ N, 108° 37.824′ W. Marker is near Fruita, Colorado, in Mesa County. Marker can be reached from Rim Rock Drive. Touch for map. This marker is near the East Entrance of the Colorado National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Junction CO 81507, United States of America.
 
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Entering the Rocky Roads National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2007
2. Entering the Rocky Roads National Monument
View of the Road image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 3, 2009
3. View of the Road
View of the Road and Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 3, 2009
4. View of the Road and Canyon
View of the Road and Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 13, 2007
5. View of the Road and Canyon
View of the Canyon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 13, 2007
6. View of the Canyon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 16, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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