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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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Bridgeport, West Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Grand Mesa is absolutely beautiful. There is plenty of hiking, sightseeing, and fishing for all. I could not get over the views and scenery. This is the perfect place for relaxing, and forgetting about the troubles of the world. When you are 9800ft up it is hard to get cell service, which my husband and I were more than happy... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful landscapes & scenery. Lot's to visit & partake in. Dino museum in Fruita, another national monument to see besides the Mesa. Lot's of fruit stands, wineries & different restaurants.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was sure nice to see some trees after travelling through the lowlands and the heat. Fantastic views and nice winding roads for motorcycle riding :)

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Carter Lake, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A great vacation,Beautiful scenery.A great Drive.a nice place to go,cooler in the Mountains.We enjoyed our drive,many places to stop off and take photos.

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Osceola, AR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Probably the most under-rated place in Colorado.. Grand Mesa National Forest and Recreational Area is something to behold. Grand Mesa looms over 10890+ feet and is an entire plateau. It's not a mountain. Grand Junction below, around 5K feet seems like a tiny settlement in a river valley. But this is nothing. I was there in July of 2014 and... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is what high country Colorado is meant to be. Beautiful meadows, tons of lakes, great fishing and hiking trails. A great place to visit at 10,000 feet.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The paved road through this fascinating geological area is only 2 lane and winds a lot. The views are wonderful, but do not plan to do it in 30min. The visitors' center is well worth the stop for education, views, gift shop and bathrooms.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The views up here are amazing !!! We drove up to hike the Crag's Crest trail, and had an amazing time. Weather was a cool 64 degrees in July !! The Hike was great, we went in from the east side of the crest, and hiked up to the top, and came back down the same way. Was about a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Serene and peaceful area. . . escape the heat of the valley and drive through a scenic canyons toward the "world's largest flat top mountain." Stop in Mesa and pick up a snack or nice coffee drink. Stop at Powderhorn Ski Resort. . there is always something going on there. Next stop Mesa Lakes Resort. . . stroll around lakes,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Definitely worth the drive there. Easy to get around and the scenery is sensational. We went to the Colorado National Monument from Grand Junction. We should have allowed at least 3 hours to have a good look around the place but still appreciated the hour we had leading up to sunset one afternoon.

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