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Colorado River from the Colorado Plateau 1

Colorado River near Fruita

On the bumpy drive to the Rattlesnake Arches, the road goes through a series of rather sharp switchbacks. On one of the turns, a magnificient view of the Colorado River valley appears. Of course, I had my friend stop here (there was no room to pull over) so I could attempt to capture this grand scene. This photograph is from late in the afternoon.