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Grand Mesa

#1 of 52 things to do in Grand Junction Features Animals
Colorado Highway 65, East of Grand Junction between the towns of Mesa and Cedaredge, Grand Junction, CO
+1 970-867-5309
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Worth the short drive.

A breath taking experience. Words , visions or pictures cannot capture the shocking beauty of... read more

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conwaypapa
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Conway, South Carolina
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Beautiful views

Went up by Lands End, (Need 4 wheel drive preferred. Gravel and sometimes single lane on two way... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Redbee4me
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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The world's largest flat-topped mountain is covered with stream fed lakes.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Colorado Highway 65, East of Grand Junction between the towns of Mesa and Cedaredge, Grand Junction, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A breath taking experience. Words , visions or pictures cannot capture the shocking beauty of Grand Mesa.

Thank conwaypapa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went up by Lands End, (Need 4 wheel drive preferred. Gravel and sometimes single lane on two way road. No guard rails) Came down Hwy 65, beautiful views both ways.

Thank Redbee4me
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live 50 mins from the GM and love going up there in all seasons. Kayaking and fishing are great in the summer. Snowmobiling in the winter. But in summer the bugs are a nightmare. You must use some sort of repellent. The mosquitoes try...More

Thank FlyingNNP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bike trail are very biker friendly and the condos are excellent If you want a relaxing retreat this is the place.

Thank boxerdog12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish I only had time to fish the many lakes all around. Careful on motorcycles - paving and oil work in progress.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this drive as we had not visited Grand mesa before, the drive was a long one, ok if you want to fish maybe, as many small lakes all around, or to hike, but the drive itself is pretty shakey and they are closing...More

3  Thank UtahDaytripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic drive and lots of great locations for taking pictures! Beautiful lakes that can be seen from this designated scenic byway. Would love to see all the aspens in the fall!

Thank RockyMtFan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alpine lakes surrounded by wildflowers--it was like something from a fairy tale on top of the Mesa! We stopped at the Grand Mesa Lodge and rented a boat to row around Island Lake. Fishing rods and bait are available as well. We had a lovely...More

Thank tew00d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was at least 30 degrees cooler than Grand Junction. Heavenly in the summer. The drive was lovely. We stopped at the Visitor Center. It was small, but informative. We backtrackked to the Observation Center and then drove down from there. If you are uncomfortable...More

1  Thank ciezie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon driving through the Grand Mesa. Well worth the time. Beautiful scenery. Great hiking trails. Would definitely go again.

1  Thank Nicole P
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Dgholden
26 June 2017|
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Response from RB_Advisor | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the mesa that's on the White Rim Road, White Crack and Candlestick are considered the best, followed closely by Potato Bottom. The first 2 are secluded and only allow one group at a time. If you mean the mesa... More
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Brian M
23 June 2017|
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Response from Josh M | Reviewed this property |
There is also an easy hike called the Discovery Trail right at the Grand Mesa visitor center. It's a trail designed for families. The center itself has activities for kids at different times, too.
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Brian M
23 June 2017|
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Response from tiburondelnorte | Reviewed this property |
a friend posted pictures of hiking on Crag Crest just a couple days ago. there is probably snow in the shady areas, but, in general, snow is mostly gone. i'd worry about mosquitoes, etc. ! to answer the original question... More
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