Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: July 16, 2022

Ghost Rock is a rock pinnacle along I-70 in San Rafael Swell, a geologist’s paradise. Apparently long ago, a cowboy on a foggy morning saw the pinnacle sticking up from a bed of fog and thought it was a ghost. He called it Ghost Rock. Ghost Rock West is an adjacent rock formation without a pinnacle. We hiked the one-mile trail around the ghost rock dodging the small rocks, mesquite, wildflowers, snakes and often just following the rock cairns for direction. The rock base had some unique erosion holes and designs. Near the end of the hike, we came upon an old grave just off the trail.

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