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Grand Mesa at Sunrise 710-1

Western Slope of the Grand Mesa

From the lowlands west of the Grand Mesa. this desert landscape stands in sharp contrast to the higher elevations found in the distance. Here, the dry grasses blow in the summer breeze and the layers of rock display unique designs of erosion, their colors accentuated in the morning sun.