Mesa sits at the base of the largest flat-topped mountain in the world, Grand Mesa. It’s an unincorporated town located close Powderhorn Ski Resort.
Grand Mesa – Gigantic flat-topped mountain home to endless recreation and sightseeing. Take the Grand Mesa Byway south to begin the ascent. Enjoy biking, boating, fishing, camping, hiking and OHV trails in the summer, and snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing in winter.
Powderhorn Resort – This western gem provides an astonishing 1600 acres on the hillside of Grand Mesa. It’s a locals favorite, with light, dry snow and excellent glade skiing.
- Both primitive car camping and modern campgrounds can be found nearby in Grand Mesa National Forest.
- Mesa Lake and Island Lake are among dozens of lakes in the Gran Mesa National Forest. Head south on CO-65 and you’ll pass a number of lakes.
- Vega Reservoir is another great open just east of town in Collbran.
- Wonder around numerous trails in on top Grand Mesa or head west to Vega for a state park experience.
Things to do near Mesa
- Powderhorn (8mi)
- Cedaredge (38mi)
- Collbran (13mi)
- Delta (53mi)
- Fruita (41mi)
- Glenwood Springs (67mi)
- Grand Junction (30mi)
- Palisade (19mi)
- Parachute (26mi)
- Rifle (42mi)
Featured Mesa blog
Staying at Vega and Playing at Powdernhorn – Powderhorn seems almost hidden on Colorado’s Western Slope, in the tiny town of Mesa. This adds to the allure and beauty of the place. It’s a laid-back locals’ mountain that offers up some of the…