Monsoon turns Ute Canyon into perfect place to play nice

Ute Canyon is long and deep, so it displays spectacular vertical cliff walls of banded, colored strata. With the recent rainstorms in the Grand Valley, it’s important to respect the sometimes-muddy trails because they’re not used to the moisture. It can take decades for our desert environment to repair itself.



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Ute Canyon is long and deep, so it displays spectacular vertical cliff walls of banded, colored strata. With the recent rainstorms in the Grand Valley, it’s important to respect the sometimes-muddy trails because they’re not used to the moisture. It can take decades for our desert environment to repair itself.

The word of the day is Mud. Spread the mud. You have no choice if you’re hiking around Western Colorado and Eastern Utah these days. We used to call August the Dog Days of Summer here…




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