GrindTV.com / October 2, 2017
by Heather Hansman
We’re on the edge of mud season. It’s prime time to head to the desert, soak up the last of the warm weather and play outside before it snows.
But if you’re thinking of making a trip out to, say, the Utah desert, you might not be the only one. This time of year, campgrounds in national parks like Arches and Canyonlands can be overrun with people who had the same idea you did.
There are, thankfully, other options. Colorado National Monument and the areas around it —Grand Junction and Fruita, just over that Utah state line — have canyons and trails to explore, and it’s much less crowded. Here’s what you can do there.