Grand Mesa covers roughly 540 square miles in Western Colorado, making it the largest flat top mountain in the world! It rises to about 11,000 feet, with Crater Peak being the tip at 11,333 feet.
Mostly all of the mesa is wilderness and part of the Grand Mesa National forest. There are opportunities for everything in this beautiful forest, from winter snowmobiling and cross country skiing, to summer hiking and fishing.
The Grand Mesa Scenic Byway is a 63 mile highway connecting the quiet town of Cedaredge (near Delta) with I-70 near Mesa to the north. It climbs from the valley to over 11,000 on top the mesa. An 11 mile detour along the byway leads to the Lands End Observatory, which gazes 6,000 feet below. Campgrounds and primitive car camping exist along the way.
Activities: Biking, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking, OHV, Scenic Drives, Winter Rec – Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
Read about the Camping near Cedaredge and Collbran, around Grand Mesa.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps: Large, PDF’s from the USFS. They show forest service roads and where dispersed camping is permitted.
- Grand Mesa – Cedaredge, Collbran
Grand Mesa Campgrounds: Reservations