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Red Rock Ranch
Bob and Nancy Kendrick
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The beautiful view toward Ladner's Red Rock Ranch in Paradox Valley, Colorado. The valley is in the southwestern corner of Colorado, near the Utah state line. Beautiful red cliffs are seen on either side of the 25 mile long valley.
The valley was named in 1875 by geologist and surveyor Albert Charles Peale after he noted that the Dolores River had a "desire to perform strange and unexpected things" in the area. Instead of flowing down the valley, the river emerges from a narrow gap in one wall, cuts perpendicularly across the middle, and exits through another gap. As a consequence of this unusual geography, the valley cannot be easily irrigated by the Dolores River, but springs and streams fed by snowmelt from the La Sal Range support farming in the northwestern third.
December 1st, 2012
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