Mesa Verde Colorado
Garden of the Gods
Garden Of The God’s is named very appropriately. About 250 million years ago, Garden of the Gods had sandy beaches and an inland sea. The 300 foot orange sandstone rocks in the Garden of the Gods were once sand dunes.
About 65 million years ago, mountains rose and tipped the rocks that today we see today vertical and beyond. This was an intense period of mountain building caused by the old Pacific plate slamming into the North American plate. As the Front Range Mountains rose, the overlying sedimentary rocks were bent upward. Over time, the softer rocks eroded and valleys were created leaving harder rocks standing as the tall ridges in the Park.
Mesa Verde National Park
What can I say about this park except you must experience this one for yourself. The visible history and pure education is magnificent to see up close and personal. The unity and hard work it took to build these homes is beyond impressive. The scenery surrounding the park was breathtaking and added even more beauty to the park.
Pikes Peak was a very sentimental journey for me, being this is where we were to spread my Mother’s ashes. It was a long and beautiful climb to the top of this almost 14,000 foot mountain. Words can’t describe the beauty this mountain possesses what a perfect place to set Mom free!