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Grand Mesa

Colorado Highway 65, Grand Junction, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Traveler Description: The Grand Mesa is a lesser known Colorado gem near Grand Junction in the western part of the state.  It is thought to be the largest flat topped... more »
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Peoria Heights, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We asked about the drive at a travel center & the gentleman there told us the trees were in full color that it is beautiful right now so we decided to give it a try. I'm so glad we did.The fall colors were amazing! There are plenty of pull offs and the road is well-maintained. The visitor center is nice... More

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Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Went up to the Mesa to paint with a group of artists from Denver the views were special and the foliage beautiful

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This scenic byway drive was a beautiful surprise to me. The visitors center is a must stop. They have a great gift shop and lots of information about the area. Hiking opportunities galore. Several lakes and scenic meadows right next to the road. There are plenty of pull offs to take pictures. We were there on September 9th and the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We travel on a motor cycle and it was a spectacular way to see this area. Start out early and visit the information centre. We took the sealed road next to visitors centre and stopped at the only eating place we could find.a comfortable stop.

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buffalo grove, il
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We loved everything about our drive from I70 to 65 and the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway. The drive starts thru a gorgeous carved canyon. Then you climb up the mountain to the most spectacular mountain forests with hundreds of lakes. It's like another world. The air is crisp and clean. The lakes so clear. There are tons of rest areas... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a huge area, and when the aspens are "quaking" it is especially beautiful. I visited on an earlier visit in October.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

So much to explore with stunning views. Perfect for an hour or several days. There is something for everyone on the Mesa.

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Penfield, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the first time my kids and I have been there. There were still some wild flowers blooming which were so pretty. There is a place there you can feed little squirrels. The kids loved it. Lots of places to take pictures.

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A total natural delight. Summer is full of cool days and flowers galore. A great place to escape the summer heat of the valley floor.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The fall colors are spectacular, the air is crisp and the little towns in the area quite hospitable. Bring a picnic lunch, cold or hot drinks, extra batteries and allow for plenty of time to take photographs. Keep your electronics in the car as you will not want to waste time trying to find cell service while traveling through this... More

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