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Address: Colorado Highway 65, Grand Junction, CO
Description: The world's largest flat-topped mountain is covered with stream fed lakes.

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What an experience! I recommend taking the route I-70 to highway 65 all the way up to the top. I went on Memorial day and although it was warm in the valley, there was a ton of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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sonoma county, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

During the summer this area will be stunning . We were a bit early lots of snow and lakes were frozen.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What an experience! I recommend taking the route I-70 to highway 65 all the way up to the top. I went on Memorial day and although it was warm in the valley, there was a ton of snow up on the top. It was so beautiful. The drive up was breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My mom and I drove up to the Grand Mesa and the drive on the Scenic Bypass was absolutely gorgeous. But when me got closer and closer to the top it was SNOWING and by snowing I mean white flurries falling from the sky! The visitor/gift shop place was closed. And the drive was a bit nerve wracking but well... More 

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Custer, SD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The view from Grand Mesa is breathtaking! It is such a fun drive to the top. I would like to go again.

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Powell, Wyoming, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Right outside GJ's back door is Grand Mesa the largest flattop mountain and the drive over reveals lakes, trails and varying kinds of vegetation. The scenic drive is known as Colorado 65

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went in May and there was still snow. It is 10,000 ft so be prepared for a very short spring/summer/fall. We were not disappointed though. It is just beautiful. We stayed at the Alexander Lodge and I would definitely recommend the lodge. check out their reviews. We make reservations to go back the end of June before we even checked... More 

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Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Lakes and Lakes and Lakes with great trails to hike with views forever. Many places to camp and many sites with cabins for rent. Alexander Lake Lodge has great food as does the Mesa Lakes Resort. and the drive over the Mesa is not to be missed if you are in the area. On the Cedaredge side stop at Aspen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is definitely a drive anyone would enjoy. Plenty of places to stop, hike and take photos. Excellent backdrops for unique family photos.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This flat-topped mountain features hundreds of beautiful lakes surrounded by aspens or evergreen forests. In July, meadows near Lands End Road are blanketed with columbines, larkspur, bluebells, paintbrush, and other wildflowers. In autumn, the golden aspen woods around Powderhorn Resort and Mesa Lakes are spectacular. Drive over the Mesa road in a few hours, camp in a forest service campground,... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It was hard for me to realize how beautiful Mother Nature is here in the U.S. Breathtaking scenery and many photo opportunities. The road we were on had many turn outs to accommodate the travelers. Have your camera ready and all the batteries charged!!!!

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