Clarion Inn Grand Junction
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... We drove this road through hairpin turns, working our way up and off the canyon floor and up to a higher elevation. (I have to comment on this road. It was paved with asphalt made with reddish brown sand. Consequently the road is brown, which, in my opinion, matches the landscape perfectly.) And as we got higher and the sun got higher, the pictures got better. About half way through this drive is a tunnel to beat all tunnels. It is 1.1 miles long, no ...
... A little more gorilla tape and I was ready to go.
I found my way to I70 and motored into Colorado, stopping for the night at Grand Junction. I treated myself to the Italian restaurant in the hotel next to mine. There were great reviews for it in Yelp. Turns out the restaurant is family owned and was excellent. I had homemade raviolis . . .
They were really good. It reminded me ...
... us up on the mountain where there were great views and things to do. We took a free gondola up to the Peak 8 Fun Park where Christina and kids got tickets to ride the awesome Alpine Superslide. Mason decided to hang back and take pictures since the lift to the top for the Superslide was a little exposed (hey i have to warm up to these things). Of course Canyon and Tymber had no issue and neither did the other 300 people i saw go up to the top of the ...
... eateries and views. I always use the scenic 128 to connect to I-70 even though it supposedly takes a few minutes more than using 191. The perfect weather with clear blue skies made it better. We were amazed at the number of rafts on the river. We probably saw well over 100 of them. No way to know how many we didn't see.
Our arrival in Grand Junction was timely. There was still plenty of daylight as we caught up with friends we hadn't seen since ...
... the Collegiate Range. Many of the mountains in the Collegiate Range have snow on the peaks all year long. The backdrop of the blue sky really helped the peaks stand out.
The other thing nice about Wilkerson Pass, especially for tourists, is the National Forest gift store. The ranger on duty can answer just about any question. There are all sorts of Colorado items ...