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Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway

Basics
Location:
From Cedaredge over Grand Mesa in west central Colorado
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Paved
Length:
63 miles
Time:
2 hours
Season:
Main road open year-round
Spur Road to Land's End closed October through May

Description

This paved drive switchbacks up and over Grand Mesa, the largest flattop mountain in the world. It follow State Highway 65 in its entirety. Protected by Grand Mesa National Forest, this rugged forested plateau thrusts up from the surrounding plains. The road follows the edge of the mesa for much of its length, providing spectacular views of western Colorado. Over 300 lakes are located on top of the mesa, providing excellent opportunities for fishing and picnicking. Dozens of marked hiking trails also explore this beautiful area.

Details

Location:
From Cedaredge over Grand Mesa in west central Colorado
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Paved
Length:
63 miles
Time:
2 hours
Main Roads:
CO-65 N
Season:
Main road open year-round
Spur Road to Land's End closed October through May
Camping Info
Jumbo, Spruce Grove, Island Lake, Little Bear, Cobbett Lake, Ward Lake

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