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Fossil Boulder

Colorado > Grand Junction… > Unaweep Canyon > Nine Mile Hill > Bone Park Boulder Area
Access Issue: Please Do Not Climb This Boulder Details

Description

Great, tall, triangle-shaped boulder about 20 yards off the highway. It can be a bit noisy since the road is so close. Despite the noise, this boulder is wonderful, and take note of the bone imprints embedded in it.

Getting There

From I-70 in Grand Junction, get off on US Highway 50 heading south. A few miles out of Junction you will come to CO Highway 141, and you will make a right towards Naturita. Follow CO Highway 141 approx. 5 miles and you will see the fossil boulder on the right hand side. It is a very distinct boulder and very hard to miss. See included picture.

Per Randall Chapman: The BLM has asked people to not climb on it.

Routes from Left to Right

V3 6A
 1
Bone Rattler
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Big Boned
Boulder
V0 4
 10
Bare Bones
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bone Rattler
 1
V3 6A Boulder
Big Boned
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Bare Bones
 10
V0 4 Boulder

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Bone Park.
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Side view.
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The boulder as seen from the road.
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DavidHH
Parker, Colorado
[Hide Comment] Admins: Please put as area in Bone Park. Thanks. Feb 14, 2009
Randall Chapman
Grand Junction, CO
[Hide Comment] The BLM has asked that we no longer climb on this boulder for obvious reasons. Please respect this to preserve the history locked in this rock for future generations. Jun 26, 2010
asdrubal Wilson
Rifle, CO
[Hide Comment] Why does Rschap state that the Fossil Noulder is off limits to climbing? Anyone know about this? Hoax? BLM commando enforcement? Jan 19, 2012