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Grand Mesa

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Address: Colorado Highway 65, East of Grand Junction between the towns of Mesa and Cedaredge, Grand Junction, CO
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+1 970-867-5309
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The world's largest flat-topped mountain is covered with stream fed lakes.

The world's largest flat-topped mountain is covered with stream fed lakes.

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Pine forest, quaky aspens, streams, a mind boggling amount of lakes and cool mountain grasses.

I usually drive up from the Cedaredge side and camp in the Trickle Park Area. Plenty of ATV, horse and hiking trails to take you far off the beaten path.This is the spot for trout... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Miles D
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually drive up from the Cedaredge side and camp in the Trickle Park Area. Plenty of ATV, horse and hiking trails to take you far off the beaten path.This is the spot for trout fishing! There are several improved campgrounds with vault toilets or find a shady spot to pitch a tent or park your camper. The temperatures are... More 

Thank Miles D
Parker, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I camped and fished in this area with just my dogs. Packing everything in and sleeping in a backpacking tent. The area is beautiful and the lake fishing opportunities for trout are many. The area is popular but big enough that it's possible to find a more secluded spot. There's also plenty of access for the RV crowd. Coming in... More 

Thank Buff4loCJ7
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up here from Grand Junction via Delta about half an hour. and you start going up and up then you hit the snow line and Wow you are in a wonderful winterland of snow and Spruce trees. very beautiful to look at and not too cold even the 300 lakes are frozen. A lovely drive over to Mesa and... More 

Thank HarleyMatt
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike the Grand Mesa National Recreational Trail while you are there. Incredible views in all directions for features to the distant horizon.

Thank Wayne G
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Summer or Winter this is an awesome place.Why? Because in an area where it is surrounded by "high desert" it is pure Alpine. There are over 300 lakes and the fishing there is fantastic. In Winter the downhill and cross country skiing is second to none. The Glade Skiing at Powderhorn, the groomed and tracked Cross Country skiing at... More 

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took highway 65 out of Grand Junction and did the loop to Powder Horn Ski area and continued back around to hwy 50. The roads were dry but, since it was early May still lots of snow up there and too early to go fishing. All lakes were snowed over. Still a picturesque drive and sceneary. Very light traffice during... More 

Thank Pete S
Solvang, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly lovely area. Beautiful in all seasons be it winter when the trees are picture perfect with snow, or summer when the air smells soooo good and the blue skies are amazing! This area is only 45 minutes from Grand Junction or an hour and a quarter to an hour and a half from Montrose. The scenery... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into outdoor sports, The Grand Mesa is for you. Wintertime: Downhill skiing/snowboarding at Powderhorn Resort; cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling atop the Mesa. Springtime: Hiking, fishing, mountain biking (once the snow has melted away). Summertime: Same as spring, only now you can ride the mountain trails at Powderhorn. Fall: Same as the summer. Powderhorn has events throughout... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting family in Grand Junction, we drove up to the Grand Mesa. It was April and there was still tons of snow on the ground, but not on the road. It even snowed on us on the way up, just a light dusting. For Los Angelenos, this was the best snow experience we've ever had. We got to play... More 

Thank Greg C
San Diego, California
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Drove through here in Mid April - still lots of snow on the ground so lake walks not open - saw some wildlife too

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