Colorado Resort Adventure Guide

Grand Mesa Scenic Byway

The Ute Indians called Grand Mesa "Thunder Mountain", standing at Land's End Overlook with the Grand Valley spreading more than a mile below, one can watch the spring and summer thunderstorms march across the landscape. This breathtaking 63 mile drive from I-70 climbs through the dusty canyon of Plateau Creek to the cool alpine forests of the mesa top.

At 10,000 feet above sea level, with 300 stream fed lakes wildlife abounds. Elk and deer, bobcats and mountain lion, bears and foxes in their natural habitat. Beaver ponds create spawning grounds for native cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout.

A natural experience, not just a pretty drive. Keep in mind there are no services between Cedaredge and Mesa. Also note that the spur road to Land's End Overlook is closed in the winter months.

For more information contact: Grand Mesa Byway Association, P.O. Box 122, Cedaredge, Colorado 81413 (800) 436-3041.

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