The Only One Star Review Of Colorado National Monument On TripAdvisor.com
We love the fact that the Grand Junction area has a ton of visitors from all around the world every year. Many come here to breathe in the beauty of the mountains and take in the many activities. Unfortunately, some come here with unrealistic expectations and leave terrible reviews on travel sites.
I have never been known as a wimp. I am the first one in line for the free-fall drops from the top of a crane at Cedar Point Amusement Park and there has yet to be a roller coaster built that I won't ride. But lemme tell 'ya. That drive on Rim Rock Drive through the Colorado National Monument was a life altering experience for me and my friend. Starts off okay, then turns into a heart stopping, white knuckle journey to the center of the earth. The tires of your car are INCHES from 10,000 foot dropoffs with nary a guardrail in sight. I'm sure the scenery was breathtaking, but all I saw was gravel going over the side as we made our way through a zillion switchbacks. I could not take my eyes off either the road or my friend's trembling hands on the wheel of the car because we both thought one false move would surely have been our last. I'm a thrill-seeker, but really don't have a death wish. Unless you're a yak, you should be warned how terrifying this drive can be so at least you can be prepared. It still amazes me that this road is open to the public. I think there are only two reviews of this so-called "scenic drive" because we are the only ones who survived to tell about it. No photos 'cause I didn't want to put any extra weight on the cliff-edge side of the car!
Wow. It seems that "oneeyedog" must have been driving in the sky since I don't think we have any "10,000 foot dropoffs" but since they claim to be a "thrill-seeker," I don't want to hurt their feelings.
Maybe we should invite them back and offer them something more their speed like maybe a scooter trip through one of the vineyards in Palisade, as long as we don't drive too fast.