Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway

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  • A Rustic Scene on the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway

    Mountains and pastures surround these rustic fences, representing the type of rural landscape you'll find on the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.

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  • Summer in the Valley

    Green hills and forests foreground the mesa beyond.

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  • A Pioneer Town Street

    Ramble along this Pioneer Town street to capture a feeling of the old West.

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  • Red Barn and Silos in Pioneer Town

    A red barn and silos fill this view of Pioneer Town, a point of interest on the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.

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  • Mesa Lakes Lodge in the Fall

    Golden leaves highlight the Mesa Lakes Lodge.

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  • Land-O-Lakes Overlook

    Take the path up to the Land-O-Lakes Overlook on the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway and you'll find yourself in the company of evergreens and amazing views.

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  • Finding Fish in Abundance

    Avid anglers will find trout like this in abundance on the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.

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  • Rich Colors of Fall on the Mesa

    Rich golds, burgundies and pines cover the mesa in the fall.

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  • Visitors at Lands End

    Travelers read an interpretive sign at Lands End.

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  • Plat Canyon Wayside

    This interpretive wayside sits at the north end of the Byway near I-70.

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  • Cedaredge Welcome Center on a Clear Day

    The Cedaredge Welcome Center, located in Cedarege at the start of the Byway, was constructed in 1992. Thanks to grants in 1996 and 1997, it now has interior interpretive displays.

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  • Lands End Observatory

    Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Lands End observatory serves as a visitor center in the summer.

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  • Restored Raber Cow Camp Building

    This building, part of the Raber Cow Camp, was restored with grants from the Colorado State Historical Fund.

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  • Raber Cow Camp

    This historic cow camp is located along Lands End Road on top of the Grand Mesa.

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  • Raber Cow Camp Kiosk

    At Raber Cow Camp, interpretive signs, a kiosk, and a walking trail were constructed under a grant in 1994.

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  • A Visitor at the Water Exhibit in Grand Mesa Visitor Center

    This visitor explores the water exhibit on display in the Grand Mesa Visitor Center.

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  • Water Exhibit in Grand Mesa Visitor Center

    The water exhibit, located in the Grand Mesa Visitor Center on top of the Grand Mesa, was developed under a grant in 1997.

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  • View from the Top of Grand Mesa

    Atop the Grand Mesa, this view looks northwest toward the lakes.

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  • Island Lake

    Upright evergreen trees surround blue Island Lake.

  • Winter View of the Valley Below

    On this clear winter day, the valley below is visible for miles.

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  • Lands End Observatory

    Built in the 1930s, this observatory is on the Register of Historic Sites.

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  • Plateau Canyon

    This sweeping image of Plateau Canyon shows the towering beauty seen on the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.

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  • Surrounded in Gold on the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway

    You'll be surrounded by golden leaves in the fall when you take some of the gravel backroads of the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway.

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  • The Cobbett Welcome Center

    Surrounded by tall pines and a lake, the Cobbett Welcome Center is ready to greet visitors.

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  • Downtown Grand Junction

    Cheery storefronts invite window shoppers indoors.

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  • Men Fishing In 1908

    Fishing enthusiasts have delighted in the lakes of the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway since 1908.

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