The Grand Mesa

East of Grand Junction, in between the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers is the Grand Mesa. The Grand Mesa is the largest mesa in the world. It has an area of 500 square miles. It is great for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. During the summer it is great for hiking, camping, four wheeling, and you can even go fishing on the many lakes that are on top. Today the Grand Mesa is 10,000 feet above sea level. That is really fascinating because it was once one of the lowest lands around the area. You gise are probably asking what a mesa. A mesa is a mountain with a flat top with cliff like edges. Now, we will move on to the desturctive forces.

Wind was where ever the volcanic rock covered. Lava was all over the ground. It was protected more from erosion over millions of years. The soft rocks that were once there got washed away. Since the rock washed away the Grand Mesa got higher and higher until the lava stopped. Next time you go to the Grand Mesa see if you can see the volcanic rock any were because the volcanic was there and it covered the ground and now when you go there you can see volcanic rock around you. Now we are going to talk about constructive forces.