One of the most fascinating things about the Grand Junction area is the multiple types of geography. Every direction is completely different. Look to the east and you have the mountains. To the north the mountains give way to massive shale banks-called the Bookcliffs. The Bookcliffs give way to the desert to the west. And to the south is my favorite...the red rock formations that are completely indicative of the southwest.
Last May, My Honey and I took a little motorcycle ride through the closest park, called "The Monument" that is literally just across the road from our house. For some reason I am extremely drawn to these types of formations. I find them endlessly fascinating.
There is so much to see in this area that I suspect I'll be busy exploring for a long time. There are a lot of riding trails around. However, I believe I will have to get my horses shod if I want to ride in them much. Not so much because they are tender-footed, but because the gravelly, rocky ground will wear their feet to nothing.