Mount Garfield (10/22/2005) Mount Garfield from Corn Lake - Colorado River State Park.
Mount Garfield (09/18/2002) Mount Garfield marks the eastern end of the Book Cliffs. The mountain is one of the more notable land marks in the Grand Valley.
Little Park Preserve Management Area (09/19/2002) The Little Park Preserve is on the road between Grand Junction and the Colorado Monument. It is a trail head for the Taheguache Trail that runs for 142 Miles between Grand Junction and Montrose.
Book Cliffs View (09/19/2002) The compression algorithm blurred the details of this picture of the Book Cliffs and Grand Junction from the Book Cliffs view in Colorado National Monument.
Children s Secret Garden (09/20/2002) This is the Discovery Greenhouse Castle. It has its own mote and fortress walls. The garden surround the castle is called the secret Garden. The garden also houses the Pomrenke Children's Library.
Grand Junction, Colorado is the largest city on Colorado's Western Slope.
The town is located at the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers.
Downtown Grand Junction is a classic western town, that is gradually evolving
into an arts center. The freeway and air port are several miles north of
downtown. The unfortunate result of this development is that most of Grand
Valley has been stretched into unending miles of rather boring suburban
NOTE in the original surveys, the upper reaches of the Colorado River were called the Grand River. The Colorado River proper began at the confluence of the Grand and Green Rivers west of Moab, Utah. So originally, Grand Junction was on the confluence of the Grand and Gunnison Rivers.
In 1921, at the request of the Governor of Colorado, the "Grand River" was renamed
the "Colorado River". This saved the State of Colorado the embarrassment
of being named for a river that didn't actually flow through the state, but
saddled the Grand Valley and Grand Junction with the odd distinction of being
named for a river that no longer exists on the maps.