Independence - Colorado National Monument, Colorado

Independence Monument, Colorado National Monument, Fruita, Colorado

On my trip to Moab last month, I tried to hit as many places as I could, but there are just way too many things to see and shoot. On my last day, we shot until 3:00 PM and then had to drive to Grand Junction for our flights the next day. I wanted to see if we could fit in a visit to Colorado National Monument, a little gem just outside Grand Junction. I have been there many times, but I wanted to show my traveling companion, Jaki Good Miller, the location for her first time.

We started out on River Road and the light was so absolutely beautiful that we must have stopped fifty times to take advantage of it. Once past Fisher Towers, we hightailed it to see if we could make it to the monument before sunset, which was scheduled for 6:00 PM. When we got to the entrance, it was still light out, but we knew that the mountains would probably be blocking the light. Jaki wanted to try anyway,  so off we went and she took a few shots, even though it was almost totally dark. Maybe next time, Jaki.

I decided to post this photo of Independence Monument to show her what she missed and promise that we will get there on our next visit to Moab.