Just before entering Utah the other day, we took a little detour and entered what’s known as the Colorado National Monument. National monuments are just like national parks, I guess. They have visitor centers and park rangers and all the other stuff. This one’s been around for about a 100 years. I don’t know how long you have to wait to get to be a national park, but apparently 100 years isn’t out of the question.
This monument is actually part of the Colorado Plateau, the same geologic structure that includes Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and even the Grand Canyon. Sometimes referred to as the Grand Staircase, it slowly gains altitude as you head in a northerly direction. And it’s all high desert. Right now, very dry high desert.
Oh yeah, the “Mummy”. It’s right there in plain sight. If you can’t see it, you probably shouldn’t be looking at photographs anyway!