Little Book Cliffs and Palisades

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This area is where the wild mustangs range so we decided to spend some time looking for them.

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These were the only horses we saw but we did see piles of wild stallion dung marking their territory and hoof prints coming down to the creek.

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It was a beautiful hike even without the wild mustangs! We met up with friends from Denver in Palisades for lunch – and a bit more wine tasting!

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Bookcliffs winery had a vineyard tour before the WineFest in Palisades.

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We had the opportunity to compare and taste the different grapes – Tempranillo, Merlot, Sryah, Cab Sav! We learned the first day of frost is usually mid November and last is mid April so a long growing season – perfect for all the produce grown here.

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Then we went on the Palisade Rim hike above the vineyards looking across the Grand Valley.

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An interesting canyon behind the rim, away from the noise of the highway and railroad.

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And petroglyphs of elks!

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