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20 Best Outdoor Vacations for Firefighters

Tania Khadder

June 11, 2010

18. Rock Climbing at Unaweep Canyon

Welcome to the deepest canyon in Colorado, well known for its seemingly endless climbing possibilities. Located just 30 miles from the Grand Junction, the canyon is lined on both sides with 25 miles of climbing cliffs, boulders, crags and cracks.

Experience granite walls stretching up to 1,000 feet, beautiful desert landscape and relatively uncrowded conditions (you want to get away from it all, right?). And whether you’re a beginner hoping to survive the climb (dignity intact), or a seasoned rock-climber looking for a challenge, you’ll find a rock to suit your needs. When you’re done for the day, you can camp for free in the nearby Piñon-Juniper forests.

For gear and a guide, try Skyward Mountaineering or <a href=”" target="_blank"> Colorado Alpine and Desert Adventures.

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