Traveling in Colorado
Colorado is located right in the heart of America, famous for being home to the Rocky mountains, colorful deserts and its friendly metropolitan capital Denver. So far I’ve only touched the western part of Colorado visiting the small city of Grand Junction. From there I did two separate hiking trips exploring the vast deserts and nearby mountains. Most people consider eastern Colorado to be most important part of the state. In the east is where you’ll find most of population built in several cities sprawled along the base of the glaciated Rockies. As far as my domestic travels go I consider the greater area of Denver and Miami to be the most significant places in the country I have yet to visit at this point.
At 14,026 feet (4,275 meters), Pyramid Peak is actually one of the shortest of the state’s 14’ers. The steep and exposed summit however actually makes this mountain to be considered Colorado’s third most difficult because of the danger. This was certainly a mini adventure for me, and after climbing it I’ve been inspired to later try out some more of state’s peaks over 14,000 feet.
Grand Junction is a small city located in Colorado’s western deserts, famous for its artsy downtown and local desert activities. From here you can enjoy a fun stay in a charming town while going out for horseback riding, white water rafting and other activities. A protected area just a few miles away from Grand Junction is home to dozens of wild horses. Also nearby is Colorado National Monument which has some spectacular canyons and a great view of the city itself.