Colorado Has A Grand Canyon And It’s Too Beautiful For Words

There seems to be a common misconception by many (including the United States Postal Service) that the majestic Grand Canyon resides right here in Colorado… sadly, this is not the case (though we would have gladly taken it.) However, Colorado is home to dozens of stunning canyons of its own, including the jaw dropping Rattlesnake Canyon near Fruita:

Located within the gorgeous Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, Rattlesnake Canyon features not only dramatic ravines and desert-like landscape, but the country’s second highest concentration of natural arches (the first being Arches National Park in Utah). When you visit, be sure to look for all nine of these memorable structures, which include the amazing Rainbow (which spans a whopping 76 feet), Bridge (spanning 40 feet), and Centennial (also 40 feet) Arches. Visitors may reach Rattlesnake Canyon via dirt (which is recommended for either hiking or driving with a high clearance vehicle with 4-wheel drive) or area access roads.

For more information on this area, refer to the Bureau of Land Management’s Rattlesnake Canyon guide.

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