The Geologic Column


Exploring the lesser known Pikes Peak Region

Have you visited the Geologic Column in Monument Valley Park? It is a bit hidden from the more frequented areas of the park, yet is one of the highlights of this natural centerpiece of our city.

The Friends of Monument Valley Park group recently completed the repair and restoration of the entire Geologic Column area, including two round overlooks, stone bridges, and stairs.

Erosion of the hillside area had taken it’s toll and the stairs and trail were almost impassable. Repairs and refresh of the stonework around the geologic column was completed in October, 2020. Four State Historic Fund grants for a total of $500,000 have been used for stonework throughout the park. $150,000 was used on the area around the geologic column, and it shows nicely!

This updated interpretative sign was recently installed near the geologic column

“An open and verdurous space…”

General Palmer donated over 2,000 acres for…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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