The stretch of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is considered one of the most stunning highway routes in the country. Colorado poet Jovan Mays wrote a poem about the canyon, "Something new — Glenwood Canyon." The piece is a part of a new project known as the Wild I-70 audio tour, which shares stories and science behind the 144-mile drive.
Read Jovan Mays' "Something New – Glenwood Canyon"
Feel the skies manipulation
Nil Sine Numine
Sanctified sandstone scripture
Welcome to Glenwood Canyon
Observe its spires and steeples
Right now are an echo of the unthinkable
Right now you are riding on the axis of the hymnals
Where exits don’t need a name
This land where lakes tell suspense stories
These tunnels are not just tunnels
Way before silver booms
Because at this second you are dancing with 500 million years of river
Way before the Spanish came up with the word Colorado
Is she a composer?
A barnstorm of rapids ripping from the mouth in which a Roaring Fork fed this family
Roll down your windows
In this land admiration is the only currency
So leave everything intact