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The Colorado River above the Grand Canyon

Colorado and Utah


Trail Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Above Timberline on Trail Ridge, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

July 26, 2009
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Summit Section of Trail Ridge Road

View of the headwaters of the Colorado River

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Near the Medicine Bow Lookout at the west end of Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

July 26, 2009
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Headwaters of the Colorado River

Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park

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The Colorado River in the Kawuneeche Valley, Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

July 27, 2009
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Headwaters of the Colorado River

Interstate 70 and the railroad in Glenwood Canyon

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Double-decked Interstate 70 along the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Canyon, east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

July 20, 2009
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River running in Glenwood Canyon

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Rafting on the Colorado River at the lower end of Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Canyon, east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

July 20, 2009
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Colorado River at Glenwood Springs

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Colorado River, the railroad, and Interstate 70, at Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

July 19, 2009
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Colorado National Monument above the Grand Valley

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This viewpoint on Rimrock Drive is near the campground and 800 feet above the horseshoe curve on the road below. Note the cars on the cliff-edge road. If you don't like driving on a road with a big drop-off and few walls or railings, be warned.

Colorado National Monument, Colorado

June 12, 2014
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Colorado River at Fruita in the Grand Valley

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High water flow in early summer. The cliffs of Colorado National Monument are seen across the river to the south.

Colorado National Monument, Colorado

June 12, 2014
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The historic Dewey Bridge over the Colorado

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The 1916 Dewey Bridge was a wood and wire suspension span

Colorado River between Cisco and Moab, Utah

June 12, 2014
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Cisco and the Dewey Bridge

Float trips on the Colorado near Dewey Bridge

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This is a flatwater stretch of the Colorado, not very exciting, but with the expected red rock canyon scenery. Thousands of people float this stretch, mostly on commercial day-trips.

Colorado River between Cisco and Moab, Utah

June 12, 2014
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Cisco and the Dewey Bridge

Fisher Towers

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The Fisher Towers are bizarre purple hoodoos on the edge of Professor Valley, popular with rock climbers.

Professor Valley, north of Moab, Utah

June 12, 2014
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Running the Colorado River north of Moab

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A popular float trip on the Colorado River is from Professor Valley to Takeout Beach in the canyon north of Moab. This is mostly flat water, in contrast to the famous rapids downstream in the Grand Canyon.

Professor Valley, north of Moab, Utah

June 12, 2014
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Pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Colorado River at Moab

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The Moab Canyon Pathway bike path runs from the center of Moab to this river crossing, then continues north to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

north of Moab, Utah

June 12, 2014
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Deadhorse Point

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The Goose Neck on the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point

Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

June 27, 2013
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Grand View Point in Canyonlands National Park

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Grandview Point, south over the canyonlands

, Utah

June 4, 2000
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Island in the Sky District

The Needles Overlook

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This viewpoint in the Canyon Rims National Recreation Area looks towards the Colorado River in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. This photograph was taken during an unseasonable rain and snow storm in May, 2014.

Needles Overlook, Canyon Rims Recreation Area, Utah

May 11, 2014
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On the Slickrock Trail in Canyonlands National Park

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, Utah

May 30, 2008
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Slickrock Trail

Dirty Devil River Bridge near Hite Crossing

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, Utah

May 26, 2008
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Hite

Low water in Lake Powell at the Hite Marina

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, Utah

May 26, 2008
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Ferry across Lake Powell at Halls Crossing

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The Lake Powell Ferry at Halls Crossing

, Utah

June 1, 2000
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Halls Crossing

Boat tour to Rainbow Bridge on Lake Powell

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On the boat tour to Rainbow Bridge

, Utah

May 19, 2006
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Lake Powell

Landing stage for Rainbow Bridge

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On the floating dock in Bridge Canyon

, Utah

May 19, 2006
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Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Rainbow Bridge

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In the welcome shade of Rainbow Bridge

, Utah

May 19, 2006
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Wahweap Overlook on Lake Powell

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An expansive view over the butte-studded plateau through which Glen Canyon has been carved by the Colorado River. The canyon is now flooded almost to the brim by Lake Powell. The chimneys of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station can be seen in the distance, and the town of Page beyond the dam.

Wahweap Overlook, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

June 5, 2014
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Wahweap on Lake Powell

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