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Gold Star Canyon

Morning is a spectacular time to be in Gold Star Canyon, especially now, when the long shadows of a winter sun streak past as you climb through multi-colored layers of rock. It’s just as rewarding in the evening, as the sun turns the sandstone a brilliant orange, but it’s the iron and manganese oxide that has darkened the sandstone over millions of years.



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Morning is a spectacular time to be in Gold Star Canyon, especially now, when the long shadows of a winter sun streak past as you climb through multi-colored layers of rock. It’s just as rewarding in the evening, as the sun turns the sandstone a brilliant orange, but it’s the iron and manganese oxide that has darkened the sandstone over millions of years.

The hike into Gold Star Canyon is a bit tricky right now because of melting snow. Of course, the first half-mile up and into this amphitheater-type canyon is tricky anyway, and not for those…




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