2 edition of John Otto and the Colorado National Monument. found in the catalog.
John Otto and the Colorado National Monument.
|LC Classifications||F781.O8 L6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||80|
|LC Control Number||70267970|
Once the original route onto the Colorado National Monument, this aptly named path has more than 50 switchbacks in just over 2 miles. It was built in the early part of the 18th century by John Otto, who explored the high country when even most locals thought the canyons were inaccessible to humans. Hank Schoch talked about the history of the Colorado National the early s, John Otto came to Grand Junction, Colorado, to explore the rugged canyons to the west of town. Prior to.
John Otto's Granite Monument - The illustrations of John Otto's Granite Monument are from the USGS Bulletin John Otto is sometimes known as the "Father of Colorado National Monument." This large natural area is part of the National Park system. It is located in western Colorado, near the city of Grand Junction. Cold Shivers is a giant fin that cuts through the valley as a shark might cut through the ocean. You might have noticed a trend here. Book Cliff View overlooks the Book Cliffs, Otto’s Trail takes you to see the side of Independence Monument and John’s climbing route, and Grand View is perhaps one of the grandest views in the entire Monument.
The Colorado National Monument turns Posted on by Book Lush We can thank the great and eccentric John Otto for the Colorado National Monument; when he came to the area in and discovered the red rock canyons, he wrote, “I came here last year and found these canyons, and they feel like the heart of the world. At nearly feet tall it was originally ascended by John Otto in where he planted the American Flag at the top on Independence Day. Because of it's desert location and lower elevation Colorado National Monument is very hot in the summer but can be a great place to rock climb in the slower months. Y ou can book a custom guided.
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From john otto's gravestone: john otto – j “do your best for the west, the best for the world, the new day get it going” john otto, promoter and. John Otto (Decem - J ) was the first park custodian at Colorado National Monument, and had been a key advocate for its creation and its later inclusion in the National Park System.
A self-professed trailbuilder described as a "benign but enthusiastic eccentric", Otto arrived in Grand Junction, Colorado inhelped construct a municipal waterline between Piñon Mesa Authority control: LCCN: n, SNAC:.
Colorado National Monument was the brainchild of the forward thinking John Otto. It was preserved as a national monument in largely through his efforts. This trailblazer, promoter, patriot, outdoorsman, and climber settled in Monument Canyon inliving in a tent below Independence Monument.
John Otto and the Colorado National Monument Hardcover – December 1, by Alan J. Kania (Author)Author: Alan J. Kania. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
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Alan Kania talked about his book, John Otto: Trials and Trails, in which he explores the life of John Otto, the first park custodian of the Colorado National characterized Mr.
Otto as. John Otto of Colorado National Monument. Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide) Kania, Alan J. John Otto of Colorado National Monument. Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Kania, Alan J, John Otto of Colorado National Monument.
Independence Monument. Independence monument is the quintessential formation in the Colorado National Monument. Named by John Otto, the first ranger at COLM, he also started the annual tradition of raising the American flag at the top of the monolith every 4th of July, a tradition now carried on by Mesa County Search & Rescue.
After attracting local support, Otto proudly attended the creation of Colorado National Monument on The National Park Service appointed Otto custodian of Colorado’s first national monument at a salary of $1 a month.
Inlocal Chamber of Commerce boosters and the National Park Service eased Otto out of his : John Otto – Founder, Colorado National Monument () From the moment John Otto laid eyes on the canyons south of Grand Junction, he was smitten.
Determined to see the area turned into a national park, he moved in and began cutting trails, single-handedly carving a near vertical staircase up Independence Monument. From the Author. John Otto is an obsession with me.
As I wrote my first book (John Otto of Colorado National Monument, ), the experience was like spending three years with a distant was strange -- an unsung hero for independent thinking in the West -- a visionary and a man who was unappreciated long after his death/5(6). John Otto's efforts over a century ago are still in use today in the Colorado National Monument.
The monument offers over 40 miles of trails, many of them first built by Otto. Trails in the park range from a quarter mile to more than 14 miles, offering fun for hikers and bikers of all skill levels. Otto’s Trail is one of the shorter hikes along Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument.
Like Window Rock Trail, this mile stroll descends gradually to a cliff overlooking Monument view showcases Independence Monument, the tallest freestanding formation in the canyon, and a point of fascination for visitors dating back to the first park supervisor, John Otto, for /5(11). After attracting local support, Otto proudly attended the creation of Colorado National Monument on The National Park Service appointed Otto custodian of Colorado's first national monument at a salary of $1 a month.
Inlocal Chamber of Commerce boosters and the National Park Service eased Otto out of his job. John Otto was the custodian, founder, and undoubtedly the biggest cheerleader for our beautiful Colorado National Monument, a place of canyons and grandeur that helps put Grand Junction on the outdoor recreation map.
Otto lived within the boundaries of the Monument, camping among the red rocks, Pinyon Pines and Yucca plants.
The story of how Colorado National Monument came into being is as colorful as the canyons and cliffs themselves.
The fantastic canyon country had a magical attraction for John Otto () who, incamped near the northeastern mouth of Monument Canyon and began building trails into the canyons and onto the mesas—the high tablelands that separate the deep canyons. On Colorado's scenic Western Slope lies the magnificent monoliths and canyons of Colorado National Monument.
Almost as legendary as the dramatic landscape itself is the memory of John Otto, the monument's founding father, its first custodian who single-handedly built its trails, and one of the West's most eccentric characters.
Colorado National Monument, located in the western part of the state, is a tribute to both the land and the man who recognized its value. "I came here last year and found these canyons, and they felt like the heart of the world to me," John Otto wrote in The views of Independence Monument are the big catch of this trail.
The view across the canyon to the visitor center (left). Sentinel Spire on the right. A close-up photo of Window Rock with the town of Fruita behind.
Directly across the overlook stands the Pipe Organ. An interesting sign about John Otto. But John Otto’s dream of having the Grand Junction land recognized by Congress and the President had been fulfilled. Inthe land was withdrawn from public domain to be studied.
InPresident Taft authorized the Colorado National Monument. Otto was hired as custodian for $1 per month. For a view of Praying Hands, Independence Monument, and the other statuesque monoliths in Monument Canyon, take a stroll along Canyon Rim Trail.
The track crosses the canyon rim between Saddlehorn Visitor Center and Book Cliff View, and is a great way to begin your visit of Colorado National Monument/5(9).- John Otto - the first white man to explore what would become Colorado National Monument The hike along Otto's Trail in Colorado National Monument begins from the Otto's Trail trailhead, located roughly miles from the West Entrance near Fruita, or roughly one mile from the visitor center on Rim Rock Drive, the main road through the park.