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Views from the Colorado River’s Upper Basin

Here are some images from the Upper Basin of the Colorado River, in hopes of exciting, inspiring you for your upcoming trip.

You will be getting a call from one of your instructors in the coming days before the course.

In the meantime, please go ahead and introduce yourselves by posting an intro yak here.

Image 1: The Colorado can barely be seen sneaking down De Beque Canyon between the Book Cliffs, from the foot of Grand Mesa, the largest mesa in the world.

Image 2: Painted Cliff, Colorado’s highest cliff, a 2,250 ft sheer drop made of 1.7 billion year old rock, over the Gunnison River, one of the largest tributaries of the Colorado.

Image 3: Ruedi Reservoir, up in the Rocky Mountains, dammed from the Frying Pan River, one of the many small tributaries (and many dammed tributaries of the Colorado).

Hope your preparations are going well!