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Unaweep Canyon

Unaweep Canyon
Colorado, USA, looking west from west of the summit. Unaweep Canyon is the ancestral course of the Colorado River across the Uncompahgre uplift in western Colorado. The river was happily cutting its channel as the land rose around it, and then it was captured into its present course by a drainage working around the uplift from the west. The uplift continued after the capture, so that the canyon now has a convex profile with a pass in the middle. The Utes, the local Native American tribe, realized the canyon is anomalous--"Unaweep" is supposed to come from a phrase meaning "canyon with two mouths." Colorado State Route 141 follows the canyon from outside Grand Junction to Gateway.

Gudrun, Bruno Suignard, Dan Leppert, Don Sutherland and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A very impressive landscape.
5 years ago.
 Bruce Weiss
Bruce Weiss
Wonderful viewpoint you've chosen. Well seen!
bruce
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome shot!

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5 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Amazing landscape and geology

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5 years ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
Thanks, everyone! I'd been this way in the 70s when I was working for USGS, and wanted to get some pictures--
5 years ago.
 Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Truly a magnificent shot, love the tones and light shadows.
5 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Great landscape shot.
5 years ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
Thanks, everyone!
5 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Impressive place with interesting geology!
5 years ago.
slgwv club
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Yes, indeed--and I'd like to get back with different lighting!
5 years ago.

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