Just off the parking lot there are 2 carved wooden figures, this ninja turtle on a unicycle, accompanied by a equally displayed bear.
As we started up the trail, the dirt was dry and the sky was blue. We couldn't ask for more.
However as the progressed up the trail we started to encounter snow, and thus mud.
So we detoured to the right, staying at the same altitude.
The rocks which give the area its name began to appear in fascinating formations.
Sage grew in abundance between the rocks adding a nice contrast of color and height.
The view, even from the height we attained was beautiful looking across the valley and the snow covered mountains to the north towards Crested Butte.
However the trip down at times gave me pause as the rock surface was wet and at times quite slippery.