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Friday, June 26, 2015

Drive on IH 70 to Grand Junction

26 June 2015

Our drive to Grand Junction took 6 hours via IH 70 from Denver. We will stay here only 2 nights at the KOA before going to Moab for 5 nights.

The drive was very scenic passing through the towns of Idaho Springs site of the first substantial gold discovery in 1859, Frisco,Vail and Glenwood Springs. One of the most scenic areas is Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River. The canyon walls climb 1300 ft above the river. IH 70 takes you through several tunnels including the Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel with a descent of 7% for eight miles. The tunnel is at an elevation of 11,158 ft. Needless to say there are several runaway truck ramps along the way. Coming into Grand Junction on the south side are lush farming and vineyards, whereas on the north side lies a series of unique canyons and mesas. The Colorado and Gunnison Rivers join here. The Colorado National Monument is located nearby, which we hope to visit tomorrow if we have time after visiting several historic forts.

Argo Mine Idaho Springs

Mountain View

Going into Eisenhower Tunnel

Lake Dillon

In Front of LK Dillon Frisco CO

Mountain View

Red Rocks

Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Canyon

Colorado Rapids..Glenwood Canyon

Tunnel Through Glenwood Canyon

Coming into Grand Junction

Northside of IH70 Coming into Grand Junction

Must say this KOA is very nice with a friendly staff, very good maintenance, clean and large laundry room. Sites are well taken care of with fire pit, block patio and level full hook up sites. Would definitely recommend.

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