Three stunning waterfalls lie hidden in sandstone at No Thoroughfare Canyon, Colorado National Monument. If you go, take Rimrock Drive to the Independence Monument Overlook, where an interpretive sign depicts the park’s original caretaker, John Otto, climbing “Otto’s Route” on Independence Monument, visible in the distance.
A modern-day climber is featured on the sign as well—yours truly—making her way up to the capstone of the 450-foot rock tower, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Photo by Stewart M. Green
(July 2013, FalconGuides) is available for pre-order, with driving directions, route descriptions, maps, photos and GPS waypoints to 150 Colorado waterfalls.